easyJet to Reconnect London Southend and Sunny Alicante with Year-Round Flights

easyJet to Reconnect London Southend and Sunny Alicante with Year-Round Flights

  • Flights to Alicante will take off from 29th October 2023 and operate twice a week all year-round
  • The Costa Blanca favourite becomes the seventh destination easyJet will fly from London Southend alongside Geneva, Malaga, Majorca, Faro, Amsterdam and Paris 
  • Flights are now available to book on easyJet.com and via the mobile app with fares from just £22.99*
  • easyJet holidays packages to London Southend available from £375 per person 

London, UK, 2023-Aug-26 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has announced it will relaunch its route from London Southend to Alicante in Spain.

On sale, flights and packages holidays to the popular holiday hotspot on the Costa Blanca coast will provide more year-round choice for customers flying from London Southend. The route will begin operating once again from 29th October 2023 with flights operating twice a week on Thursdays and Sundays.

Alicante will be the seventh destination easyJet now serves from London Southend, alongside Malaga, Palma, Faro, Amsterdam, Geneva and Paris.  easyJet previously flew to Alicante between April 2012 to August 2020, flying more than 850,000 passengers in that period.

easyJet holidays, the UK’s fastest growing tour operator, is offering packages on the relaunched route starting at just £375 per person, including flights, hotel and 23kg luggage. The holiday company offers 90 hotels in Alicante, and with a huge range available, there’s something for everyone. Included in the portfolio is the 4* Medplaya Hotel Regente, where customers can enjoy an outstanding line-up of entertainment with magicians, acrobats and a lively bar, for £380 per person on a half board basis for seven nights. Also on offer is the 4* Sandos Benidorm Suites, offering several restaurants, themed nights and live music, for £485 on an All Inclusive basis for seven nights.

Alicante is known as the ‘City of the Sun’ and is reportedly* the sunniest city in Europe with an average of 349 hours of sun each month, making it the prefect year-round destination. Whether its exploring the old town’s maze of narrow streets, it’s vibrant nightlife and restaurants, or soaking up the sun along the south eastern Mediterranean coastline – Alicante offers something for everyone.

Flights are on sale now at easyJet.com and via the mobile app with fares from just £22.99.*

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said:

“We are really pleased to be announcing another route from London Southend to Alicante today, providing our customers in the South East with even more choice to visit one of Europe’s best-loved beach destinations that we know will prove popular throughout the year. With flights and package holidays on sale today, now is a great time to book early to get the best fares and we can’t wait to welcome more customers on board from this winter.”

John Upton, London Southend Airport CEO, said:

“We are excited, delighted and extremely proud to be able to deliver flights to Alicante for our passengers this winter; restarting our most profitable and popular route from 29th October , and opening the door for passengers in Essex, east London and southeast of England to explore yet another area of Spain with our airline partner, easyJet. I look forward to welcoming friends and families back to London Southend as we celebrate this milestone in the coming weeks with the return of their favourite destination.”

Notes to editors

About easyJet

easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service.

easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline and carried more than 69 million passengers in 2022 – with 9.5 million travelling for business. The airline has over 300 aircraft on nearly 1000 routes to more than 150 airports across 35 countries. Over 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.

easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in eight countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports several local charities and has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £16m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.

The airline joined the UN-backed Race to Zero in November 2021 and has published its roadmap to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with a focus on new technology and the ultimate ambition to achieve zero carbon emission flying across its entire fleet, which the airline is working on together with its partners including Airbus, Rolls-Royce, GKN Aerospace, and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions. The roadmap also features a combination of fleet renewal, operational efficiencies, airspace modernisation, Sustainable Aviation Fuel and carbon removal technology. Additionally, it includes an interim carbon emissions intensity reduction target of 35% by 2035 (versus 2019). Since 2000, the airline has already reduced its carbon emissions per passenger, per kilometre by one-third through continued fleet renewal, efficient operations and aiming to fill most of its seats.

Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – since launching over 25 years ago, easyJet changed the way people fly to the present day where the airline leads the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for its passengers.

About London Southend Airport 

London Southend Airport, ranked the best London airport by consumer group Which? six times and voted the best UK airport (under three million capacity) by the Airport Operator’s Association in 2019.

Serving close to 2.3 million passengers in 2019, London Southend offered services to around 40 domestic and European cities. The terminal has its own railway station, less than 100 paces from the main entrance, with up to six trains an hour at peak times to central London, taking just 53 minutes to Liverpool Street and 43 minutes from Stratford. All airport car parks are located minutes from the terminal entrance.

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