London Southend makes it a capital 4 for easyJet!
Published: 02 April 2012
easyJet, Northern Ireland’s largest airline, will increase its routes from Belfast International Airport to London to 4 when its new service to London Southend starts today (2 April).
The service offers a new fast connection to the City of London’s financial district, with a train quickly taking passengers direct to London Liverpool Street.
There will be 2 flights daily from Monday – Friday; one flight on Saturday; and 2 flights on Sunday.
Flights are now on sale with fares from £20.99, one-way including taxes.
The first phase of a multi-million pound terminal at London Southend Airport recently opened, and a new train station is just a minute’s walk from the terminal.
There are trains up to eight times every hour. Central London (Liverpool Street) is just over 50 minutes away, and the journey time to Stratford is only 40 minutes.
Ali Gayward, easyJet commercial manager, said: “With flights already to Gatwick, Luton and Stansted, the introduction of the London Southend route means that easyJet now offers the best and most comprehensive options for accessing all parts of London.
“The airport is in a fantastic location just outside the capital and the fast rail links to London Liverpool Street and Stratford stations, up to eight times hourly, will be appreciated by both business and leisure travellers.
“We’ve been flying from Belfast for over 13 years and I’m delighted to be launching a service that will be highlighted by speed and efficiency.
“With easyJet as the main airline at the airport, there will be minimal queues, and literally within minutes of landing you can be on the train to Liverpool Street. With no changes and no interruptions, this latest route into London makes perfect sense.”
Uel Hoey, business development director at Belfast International Airport, said: “London is the principal market from Belfast International Airport and we are delighted that easyJet are adding another gateway to their already extensive London area services.
“The addition of the Southend service will only serve to fortify easyJet’s flexibility on the Belfast – London corridor and enhance overall ease of connectivity between Northern Ireland and London.”
Stratford also provides easy access to the Westfield London shopping centre... Europe’s largest indoor shopping complex.
There are more than 300 shops, including leading retail names such as House of Fraser, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, Next and Waitrose.
Having a choice of food is no problem, with around 50 restaurants, bars and casual dining outlets, and people can unwind in a state-of-the-are cinema or a luxury bowling alley.
Pictured above are Uel Hoey, Business Development Director for Belfast International Airport and Ali Gayward, Commercial Manager for easyjet.