Posted on: 26 February 2016 by Mark Howells
easyJet has inaugurated its new route from London Southend Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle.
The new four times weekly route is easyJet’s 15th from London Southend and the airline is expected to carry 50,000 passengers a year between London Southend and the French Capital.
Passengers on board the first flight were given a warm, Parisian style send off by a colourful troupe of Can-Can girls.
Neil Slaven, UK commercial manager at easyJet, commented, “We’re delighted to be adding a new route to Paris and it’s great to witness the first flight from the airport. Our Paris routes across the network have proved extremely popular in both the summer and winter owing to its world famous attractions for the leisure market and link for business passengers it brings. We are able to make it easy and affordable to reach both sides of the route providing value for British and French passengers.”
Glyn Jones, CEO Stobart Aviation which owns London Southend Airport, added, “It is great to have another easyJet service to and from London Southend, hot on the heels of Lyon and Lanzarote. This will provide even greater choice for passengers flying from the airport and we wish them every success.”