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easyJet announces new flights from London Southend to Tenerife

easyJet, the UK’s largest airline has announced that flights to its newest destination from London Southend Airport to the popular island of Tenerife, are on sale from today – Tuesday 24 September 2013.

As the nights draw in and temperatures start to plummet in the UK, Tenerife’s stunning beaches and guaranteed sunshine will be within a four hour flight direct from London Southend Airport for as little as £33.49 one way including taxes.

The inaugural flight takes off on 13 December and over 11,000 passengers per year are expected to take advantage of the new twice weekly services each Tuesday and Friday between the South East’s newest airport and Tenerife, one of the youngest of the Canary Islands.

Famed for their constant sunny days, minimal rainfall, volcanic origins and average year-round temperature of 22 degrees, the Canary Islands bask in 4,800 daylight hours each year and a uniquely constant climate making it the ideal destination for sun worshippers, outdoor pursuits and water sports fans alike.

Hugh Aitken, easyJet’s UK Commercial Manager said:

“We’re absolutely delighted to be launching our 16th destination from London Southend to Tenerife.  It’s perfect for winter sun and we’re sure it will be a big hit with our customers from Southend and the wider region.

“We have doubled the number of easy and affordable destinations available from London Southend since we launched at the airport in April 2012 to ensure that there really is an ideal destination for everyone whether travelling on business or for leisure, all year round.”

David Lister, Operations Director added:

“We are really pleased that Tenerife is being added to the easyJet destinations offered here at London Southend Airport - recently voted Best Airport in the UK by Which? We are convinced it is going to prove hugely popular as it is without doubt the one our customers have been asking us for the most.

“Having just experienced our busiest ever summer with more than 230,000 people travelling through the airport, it is fantastic that this much-loved winter sun island is being made accessible from London Southend and enabling our customers to top up their tans through the colder months.”

The announcement comes just three months after easyJet announced its expansion at London Southend Airport by adding a fourth aircraft to the base and three new routes to Newquay, Berlin and Krakow.

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For more information please contact Dagmar Dua on Dagmar.dua@easyJet.com or 01582 525252 or the easyJet Press Office on press.office@easyJet.com

 

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 over 200 aircraft 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.