In a move which may disappoint Channel Islanders it’s revealed that Flybe will be transferring its Guernsey-London route from Heathrow to Southend.

The move takes effect from May and means that residents of Guernsey will lose their global connectivity via Heathrow.

In fact, as we reported almost a year ago, the Guernsey to London Heathrow route had been unserved  for 20 years.

Mark Anderson, CEO of Connect Airways (Flybe’s new owners) said that the route was being transferred because his airline was unable to obtain the relevant [Heathrow] slot for the summer season.

While Southend is classified as a London airport it can boast only a very limited number of international services, compared to the huge number at Heathrow.

However Southend will suit travellers bound for Central London or areas to the East or Northeast of the capital.