Dublin Airport welcomes today’s announcement from Stobart Air that it is to operate a new Dublin to London Southend route on behalf of Flybe. This new service will operate three times daily from 29th October.
London Southend will be the sixth airport connecting Dublin Airport to London and the 12th new service added by Dublin Airport this year.
“We are delighted to welcome Stobart Air’s new route to London Southend operating under the Flybe brand,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison.
He added “Dublin-London is the busiest route in Europe with 4.8 million passengers travelling between the two cities every year.
This new route will provide both business and leisure passengers with even greater choice and further flexibility when flying to London.”
Stobart Air Chief Executive Graeme Buchanan said the addition of London Southend to the route network represented another option for travel to the UK’s capital and increased competition on the busiest air route from Dublin.
“We are delighted to expand our relationship with Flybe with the introduction of our new Dublin to London Southend route as part of our upcoming winter schedule. London Southend is one of the UK’s fastest growing airports, offering unique convenience and direct access to central London.”
He added: “I have no doubt that the new route will be welcomed by both business and leisure travellers between the two cities, particularly those travelling between London, Essex and Dublin on a regular basis. We look forward to welcoming the first passengers on the route come October 29.”
Stobart has operated a number of Flybe routes from London Southend Airport since 2014, but the new Dublin Airport service will be the first Flybe route operated by Stobart Air from Ireland.