easyJet’s Southend network clarified; start dates, frequencies, aircraft rotation plan and one surprise…

One more route still to be announced: This anna.aero analysis of easyJet's new London Southend schedules reveals some unaccounted aircraft time and indeed the airline has now confirmed to us that one more route is still to be announced...this could be a domestic service (Edinburgh, Glasgow)...or another European destination such as Paris. (Southend's 2.15km Victorian pleasure pier is the longest in the world and, along with the airport, is another key component of the town to redeveloped.)

One more route still to be announced: This anna.aero analysis of easyJet's new London Southend schedules reveals some unaccounted aircraft time and indeed the airline has now confirmed to us that one more route is still to be announced...this could be a domestic service (Edinburgh, Glasgow)...or another European destination such as Paris. (Southend's 2.15km Victorian pleasure pier is the longest in the world and, along with the airport, is another key component of the town to redeveloped.)

This week, easyJet released more details about its operations from their new London Southend (SEN) base, which opens next April. A total of eight destinations are currently on sale with the following start dates and frequencies.

Destination Start date Weekly frequency
Alicante (ALC) 5 April 2012 7
Amsterdam (AMS) 2 April 2012 12 (13 from May)
Barcelona (BCN) 2 April 2012 7
Belfast International (BFS) 2 April 2012 13
Faro (FAO) 5 April 2012 7
Ibiza (IBZ) 28 April 2012 3
Malaga (AGP) 1 May 2012 8
Palma de Mallorca (PMI) 1 May 2012 4
Source: easyJet booking tool

These eight routes will generate 62 weekly departures spread across three aircraft. All of these destinations are already served from all three of easyJet’s other London bases at Gatwick, Luton and Stansted.

Source: OAG Max Online for w/c 1 August 2011 and easyJet booking tool

Source: OAG Max Online for w/c 1 August 2011 and easyJet booking tool

At Stansted, where frequencies may well be reduced on these routes (given the proximity of Southend), easyJet faces direct competition from Ryanair on five of the eight routes (the exceptions being Amsterdam, Barcelona and Belfast International).

Local Essex girl Sally Gunnell OBE, a 400m Gold medallist at the Barcelona Olympics, leads the procession of new routes formed by pupils of Eastwood school.

Local Essex girl Sally Gunnell OBE, a 400m Gold medallist at the Barcelona Olympics, leads the procession of new routes formed by pupils of Eastwood school.

One more route still to be announced

Analysis by anna.aero of easyJet’s schedules for these new services reveals that there is still some aircraft time unaccounted for. The airline has confirmed to anna.aero that one more route is still to be announced. The current schedule (on ‘Aircraft 1’ in table below) suggests that it could be a domestic service (Edinburgh, Glasgow), although by pushing back the Ibiza and Palma services, more time could be found for another European destination (such as Paris).

Aircraft Rotation Plan Publish

The three aircraft (all A319s) will start operating at the airport on 2 April, 5 April and 1 May 2012. The above aircraft rotation plan is that in effect from the beginning of May.


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  1. Arthur Dent says:

    The ‘missing’ route is Jersey!

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