Adria Airways launched flights between Paderborn and London Southend on 8 November, with celebrations taking place at the London airport on 13 November. Willie McGillivray, COO, London Southend Airport, cut the impressive cake baked to mark the occasion and officially launch the new route which will operate three times weekly.
- Adria Airways launched a new link from Paderborn (PAD) to London Southend (SEN) on 8 November. Flights on the 546-kilometre connection will operate three times weekly, with most sectors operated by Saab 2000s, although OAG schedules suggest that ATR 72s may be used on some occasions. There is no direct competition on this sector and there are no other routes to London from Paderborn operating during W18/19. Glyn Jones, CEO, Stobart Aviation, said of the route: “It’s great to welcome a new airline and another route to London Southend Airport. The UK South East is home to a significant number of IT companies; therefore the ability to travel direct to Paderborn, one of Germany’s largest software hubs, should prove a major boost to business development opportunities in the region.” Adria Airways returns to Southend after a three-year hiatus, having previously served the London airport from Maribor in S15. It is the first time the airline has offered flights to London since it linked Pristina with London Luton back in S16.