Loganair introduces new London Southend service
It is launching three major new routes between Scotland and London Southend Airport following a milestone agreement - connecting Glasgow, Stornoway and Aberdeen with the UK’s largest city.
Aberdeen will have three non-stop flights to London Southend each way every weekday from May 12, together with Sunday services, all operated by Loganair’s Embraer 145 regional jet aircraft. The schedule is designed to enable a full working day in the capital before an evening flight home, including a morning ‘red-eye’ service.
Journey times are just 1 hour and 35 minutes from Aberdeen – followed by a speedy 53-minute train service directly into central London’s Liverpool Street station.
Loganair’s Managing Director Jonathan Hinkles says, “We’re incredibly excited to be offering the first new air links between London and northern Scotland in many years. These new fast and frequent flights to London’s favourite airport, together with our inclusive checked baggage allowance and on-board service, make this a hugely significant development for both Scotland-London air links and Loganair.”
“Southend is a very convenient and well-positioned gateway to the capital. It has been voted the UK’s Best Airport three times, perfectly complementing Loganair’s recently earned European Airline of the Year accolade.
Steve Szalay, Aberdeen International Airport Managing Director said: “Regional connectivity to London is essential to Aberdeen for both business and leisure purposes and London Southend offers a new alternative for our passengers.
“The beauty of the new London Southend service lies in the ease of access to central London. With train services to Liverpool Street taking less than an hour, passengers can reach the heart of London in quick time and get their trip off to the best possible start.
“Southend itself offers seaside fun with its historic pier, great views of the Estuary and seven miles of beaches and makes for the perfect staycation destination.
“We warmly welcome the London Southend service operated by Loganair and look forward to seeing our passengers take advantage of improved London connectivity.”
Fares will start from £49.99 from Aberdeen to London Southend. Loganair will be the only airline flying to London whose fares all include a 20kg checked baggage allowance.
Tickets are on sale today at www.loganair.co.uk and via major travel agency systems including Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport under Loganair’s LM flight code.