Southend airport will see it's first flight from Wizz Air take off tonight.

The airline's first flight back at the airport post lockdown is the 19.50pm flight to Bucharest, the capital of Romania, and bosses are delighted at their return.

Southend airport saw it's first flights take off at the airport on July 1, and four taking off on July 2, with the number varying each day moving forward.

Wizz Air will operate the route on a weekly basis allowing travellers a direct route to Romania’s capital.


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Glyn Jones, CEO of Stobart Aviation, who own the airport, said: “We are pleased to welcome Wizz Air passengers back to London Southend Airport.

"Today’s flight to Bucharest is the first of many through our terminal which we are aiming to make the safest in London.

“We expect to see more airlines joining the ranks in the coming weeks and will continue to provide updates for those scheduled to travel.

"The majority of flights operating from the airport are already fully booked and we are seeing passengers arriving for their flight well prepared for their journey in this new environment.

"Leading the industry with its approach to sanitised travel, Wizz Air has said yes to flying by implementing stringent health and hygiene measures to protect passengers and crew and ensure the highest level of cleanliness on board.

"Passengers can rest assured that filters on all Wizz Air aircraft already filter out 99.7% of viruses and bacteria from the air, and Wizz Air has introduced physical distancing guidelines and protocols to reduce any non-essential interaction or contact.

Owain Jones, managing director of Wizz Air, said: “We are saying yes to flying from London Southend Airport too.

"As Wizz Air leads the way with sanitised travel, we are looking forward to welcoming our customers back on board our new, green and ultra-efficient aircraft fleet.”