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easyJet launches new route to Newquay from London Southend Airport

easyJet, the UK’s largest airline has announced today that it will be further expanding its route offering from London Southend Airport with a new service to Newquay, from Summer 2013 with seats on sale from today – Thursday 6 December.

The new thrice weekly service which departs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays is expected to attract almost 10,000 passengers each year with the inaugural flight taking off from London Southend Airport on 20 June 2013.

Hugh Aitken, easyJet UK Commercial Manager commented:

“We’re thrilled to be announcing this new route from London Southend to Newquay which opens up a fast connection to the “English Riviera” and its great beaches, restaurants and attractions. The new service makes the South West much more accessible, and certainly a lot faster to reach than the current road or rail alternatives.

“With easyJet fares starting from as little as £30.99 per person (including taxes based on two passengers flying on the same booking, we’re bringing an easy and affordable option to passengers from this region who wish to travel to the South West coast.

“London Southend Airport is our newest and fastest growing UK base with over 400,000 passengers travelling with easyJet since its opening in March this year. We’re fully committed to delivering services from the airport which meet the needs of business and leisure travellers alike and sure that this new route will prove very popular.”

Alastair Welch, Managing Director of Southend Airport commented:

“We are delighted to offer another fantastic easyJet route from London Southend Airport – our very first mainland UK destination.

“We are sure Newquay is going to prove popular with Essex travellers for both short breaks and longer staycations - not just for its surfing, but also for the simple and easy access it provides to the much admired Cornish coast. Destinations such as St Ives and the Eden project are now just 60 minutes flight time away, instead of a 6-hour car or 9-hour train journey.”

The launch of this new London Southend to Newquay service follows soon after easyJet’s announcement of new services to Polish city Krakow and German’s capital Berlin also launching next June, bringing the number of routes served from London Southend Airport to 14.

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For further info please contact Dagmar Dua on Dagmar.dua@easyjet.com or contact the Press Office on 01582 525252.

About easyJet:
easyJet operates Europe's No. 1 air transport network with a leading presence on Europe's top 100 routes and at Europe's 50 largest airports.

easyJet flies on more than 600 routes between over 130 airports in 30 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour's drive of an easyJet airport, more than any other airline.

The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger's carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a traditional airline, flying the same aircraft on the same route.