easyJet adds three holiday destinations to its London Southend network; launches services from Madrid to Copenhagen
Following the recent launch of services from the airline’s latest base to Ibiza, easyJet continued to expand its London Southend (SEN) operation last week. The airline inaugurated three new routes, two on 1 May and one a day later, and while all of them will be operated with A319s, the frequencies differ. Flights to Jersey (JER), Málaga (AGP) and Palma de Mallorca (PMI) are offered with five, eight and four weekly frequencies respectively. Although easyJet does not face any direct competition at London Southend, all three destinations are already fairly extensively served from other London airports; Jersey with 90, Malaga with 112, and Palma de Mallorca with 86 weekly flights. Additionally, easyJet launched five weekly services from Madrid (MAD) to Copenhagen (CPH), making the Danish capital its first Scandinavian destination served from the Spanish capital. Competition on the route comes from Iberia’s seven and SAS’s twice-weekly services. Notably, the route was previously also served by Spanair, which ceased operating earlier this year.