28 May Two new routes from London Southend Airport take off
Two new air routes between London Southend Airport and Scotland celebrated their inaugural departures today, including the first ever direct service to Stornoway (May 28).
Scottish airline Loganair has launched three non-stop flights every weekday to Glasgow, alongside a selection of weekend services – operated by its fleet of Embraer 145 regional jet aircraft. As well as an early morning ‘red-eye’ service, the schedule has been designed to enable a full working day in Glasgow before an evening trip home.
It has also introduced six one-stop same plane flights per week to the Outer Hebridean Airport of Stornoway, which include a short a 30-minute stopover in Glasgow during which customers can remain on the aircraft – connecting London and the Western Isles in less than three hours.
Loganair was named Airline of the Year by the European Regional Airline Association while London Southend Airport has been voted the Best Airport in the UK by Which? Magazine for five years in a row.
Customers can enjoy a quick check-in through security in an airport which is much easier to navigate than its London counterparts, arriving on one of five peak time trains per hour from London’s Liverpool Street Station – only 53 minutes away.
The airport ranked 7th out of 24 for light delays last year, while London Stansted sat at the bottom of the table, with passengers kept waiting on flights for an average of 25 minutes – according to recent CAA data.
It is also possible to connect via Loganair’s Glasgow hub onwards to Orkney and Shetland. Corporate customers can access a competitively priced fully flexible fare, enabling last minute schedule changes as well as lounge access and fast track security at all airports.