London Southend Airport owner, Stobart Group, today (Weds 13 June 2018) announced an exciting new partnership with leading low-cost airline Ryanair.
This five-year agreement, extendable to ten, will see Ryanair open a new base at London Southend Airport with three Ryanair planes operating out of the airport from Summer 2019, providing 13 routes to eight European countries, including six new destinations.
Ryanair is making a $300 million investment in the new routes and will operate more than 55 weekly flights, creating 750 “on-site” jobs per year.
This agreement will enable the airport to welcome at least one million additional passengers in the first year and in excess of five million in the first five years.
The destinations will include Alicante, Barcelona Reus, Bilbao, Brest, Corfu, Cluj, Dublin, Faro, Kosice, Malaga, Milan Bergamo, Palma and Venice.