easyJet, the UK’s largest airline has announced that flights from London Southend Airport to the popular island of Tenerife, are now on sale. And according to the airline’s website tickets are on sale from 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.
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…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.