Easyjet is set to resume flights from London Southend next summer, nearly two years after the carrier ceased operations at the airport.

Routes to Malaga and Palma are now bookable from the start of May 2022, with the southern Spanish city being served six-times-weekly, and the Mallorcan capital four-times-weekly. More destinations are expected to be added in the coming weeks.

In August 2020 Easyjet confirmed plans to close its bases at Stansted, Southend and Newcastle, with flights from Southend ceasing at the start of September.

Easyjet confirms closure of Stansted, Southend and Newcastle bases

Ryanair also announced plans to quit the airport earlier this year, with operations ceasing in November.

The airport currently has no regular scheduled services – Wizz Air is set to resume flights to Bucharest in March 2022.

Reacting to the news Glyn Jones, CEO of London Southend Airport, said:

“We are delighted at the prospect of a return of Easyjet flights to London Southend Airport. The restart of Easyjet operations would be a real asset to the airport, and an endorsement of London Southend Airport’s attractive offering.

“In a recent and comprehensive London Southend Airport survey of people living in London and the east of England, Spanish destinations topped the list of places people most want to fly to next year.

“The prospect of flights to these hugely popular destinations from our quick and easy airport will greatly benefit us, the airline and people living in London and the east of England.”

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