Low-cost carrier Ryanair (FR/RYR) has announced its flying programme for Summer 2020 at Southend (SEN/EGMC) which includes six new routes.
The summer will see brand new routes to Bergerac, Girona and Marseille along with the addition of summer services to Bucharest, Venice Treviso and Vilnius.
The additions bring the total number of Ryanair routes at Southend to 16.
Ryanair’s Alejandra Ruiz said: “Since the start of our operations in London Southend in April, we have carried more than 650,000 customers, and based on this success to date we are delighted to extend our services at Southend with six new routes for summer 2020.
“Our London Southend summer 2020 schedule features 16 routes in total, which will deliver 850,000 customers p.a. and support 635* jobs in London Southend Airport next year.“
The new service to Bergerac will operate 3 times-per-week while Girona and Marseille will operate twice-weekly from April 2020.
Glyn Jones, CEO of Stobart Aviation which owns Southend Airport, said: “We are delighted that Ryanair, Europe’s greenest airline, has decided to extend its successful relationship with London Southend with the launch of six new routes for Summer 2020, which is gearing up to be our biggest summer yet.
“We are delivering a quick and easy experience for passengers, with direct rail and bus links into central London, a fast check-in and security experience and a range of shops and restaurants to enjoy. London Southend is increasingly the best way to fly from the capital, and thanks to our great relationship with Ryanair, even more people will have that opportunity next year.“