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easyJet adds a new Paris route from Southend

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We don’t normally cover easyJet route changes, but I thought it was worth flagging that the airline is bringing back a service to Paris Charles de Gaulle from Southend, starting at the end of October.

easyJet is currently the only airline operating out of Southend and it was thought that services would cease again after the summer, but it looks as if the airline is willing to commit.

It presumably helps that there is no-one flying to Paris from London Stansted, which means less competition on the route.

There will be four flights per week, departing on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

The existing easyJet routes from Southend are Amsterdam, Malaga, Majorca and Faro.

If you’ve never flown from Southend, it is remarkably easy to access from Central London with a railway station at the airport.

My review of Southend Airport is here and my review of the Holiday Inn at Southend Airport is here.

Comments (19)

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  • Matarredonda says:

    Southend Airport is excellent to fly from and hope they can build up level of flights again.
    Very good Holiday Inn right next door with superb views within a few minutes walk of the terminal.

  • AirMax says:

    It’s a failure of Eurostar pricing that such a short flight is viable. Really we should be restricting our flying to the places that trains don’t go eg Ibiza / Belfast / Helsinki

    • Nick says:

      Eurostar is one of the biggest let-downs in UK transport history. Onerous rules limiting competition haven’t helped, and brexit has effectively been a grenade in the whole project. Flights shouldn’t exist but volumes are growing again after a decade of slow withdrawal. VY multiple daily from Gatwick for example.

    • Londonsteve says:

      You’re absolutely right, equally of late, Paris has become SUCH an expensive place to get to, we need more cheap flights to keep a lid on Eurostar pricing which has become absurd relative to the short distance. On one occasion when I had to be in Paris at short notice and both Eurostar and the airlines were charging silly prices, I contemplated taking HS1 to Dover with a bicycle, cycling to and through the ferry port (you can board any ferry as a cyclist whereas foot passenger tickets are expensive, restricted to a handful of sailings and require an absurd 90 minute check in time), then cycling on to Calais Ville station and taking the stopper service to Gare du Nord. The bike comes in handy for getting around Paris, too! Unfortunately, even the coach is relatively expensive to Paris, not to mention very time consuming and uncomfortable.

    • Bernard says:

      ‘We’? Best just speak for yourself, not others as there is eco selectivism on the facts around rail.
      How much concrete, steel, copper goes into high speed rail? How huge a scar does it leave on countryside and what were once forests?
      The carbon footprint is HUGE as well as the physical destruction.

      • GeoffreyB says:

        The train line is already built though m8

      • Richie says:

        An FOI has probably been asked of HS2 and responded to regarding this point.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        But it’s already happened. Future use is low impact flying isn’t.

        I just don’t understand the pricing because as a way to travel from midlands south to Paris is a great way to do it.

    • mradey says:

      No we shouldn’t.

  • Si says:

    That’s a pretty epic way to do it, although still easier than a triathlon I’ve heard of where run from London to Dover, swim the channel, and then cycle from Calais to Paris!

    No queue at all for ferries that way 🙂

    • Londonsteve says:

      You’re giving me ideas to cut down on the cost of the next trip!

  • Barry Boggins says:

    Im genuinely amazed that SEN has anything scheduled for the autumn/winter schedule. Staffing will be interesting as they will have to employ people to attend for 3 or 4 hours 4 times a week, of course this may suit some.

    I still dont see SEN existing in 24/25 which is sad as i live 3 miles away and it use to be my home port.

    • Kathy says:

      I hope it’s viable – it’s my nearest airport, so close I once timed it as 20 minutes from wheels down on the runway to sitting down on my sofa. That was coming back from Amsterdam hand luggage only and catching the train as it pulled into the station.

  • Sam Man says:

    HfP also appear to have completely ignored the biggest news story out of the NW region for ages, the Jet2 base at Liverpool. I was hoping that was something to do with Rhys’s recent Liverpool visit but my hopes are dwindling. Tbh, HfP need to make a decision.. The Avios stuff just isn’t viable half the time if you live in the regions.. And LCC are similar to BA ecomony anyway. Actually better in many ways if you go for the extras. Whilst I am on my high horse, HfP are really missing a trick in not reporting cheap cruise deals (Virgin excepted). Since tracking them now, 80% of my hols are cruises mixed with one ways flight Avios redemption’s. Time to wind my neck in, but PS I’m free 1 day a week for freelance work on the regions and cruises

    • Rob says:

      If we ever find any advertisers who want to reach people outside the South East we’ll be on it 🙂

      The average BA Bronze / Silver / Gold member and their associated interests are commercial gold dust, for better or worse, and that’s the focus.

      • paul says:

        IF you build an audience you’ll find advertiser’s – if you’re lazy, put all your eggs in the south east I guess you risk someone else grabbing your market share.

        That would be fine 10-15 years ago but I’m sure competitors are looking !!

        • Rob says:

          They looked, they lost a rumoured $5m, they disappeared 🙂

  • Sam Man says:

    I get that Rob, completely, and I’d do completely the same in your shoes. Coming from the regions, living in London for a bit, and now back home I see things a bit differently, but, as I said, I understand your prorities, and this is a fantastic site. Please keep doing what you’re doing, but please remember there is a whole World outside the South-East.

    And I’d happily fill the gap as I said above. Will PM you

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