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New route to London from Cologne Bonn announced

3rd April 2014

  • Flybe to provide cost effective daily services between Cologne Bonn and London Southend Airports
  • Flights from €34.99 now available on flybe.com
  • London Southend Airport just 53 minutes from centre of London
  • Airline aims to fly 100,000 passengers in the next three years on route

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, announced today that it will offer direct daily return flights between Cologne Bonn and London Southend Airport from 3 July 2014, operated by its franchise partner, Stobart Air.

Seven daily return flights, starting from €34.99 including taxes and charges are available now for booking at flybe.com.

Flybe aims to carry up to 100,000 passengers on its Cologne Bonn-London Southend service within three years, starting with 35,000 passengers in year one. This news comes as Cologne- Bonn Airport was awarded the number one European Regional Airport by the World Airport Awards.

London Southend is London’s newest airport and was recently recognised by consumers as the best airport in the United Kingdom. Travel time by train from London Southend to Liverpool Street Station in the centre of London is only 53 minutes. To connect to Stratford Station in London City’s financial district only takes 40 minutes.

The airport’s new terminal is less than 100 paces from a brand new rail station, with up to eight rail services every hour. Passengers with hand luggage can travel from plane to train in just 15-minutes. Security checks at the Airport take a maximum of four minutes.

Ms Davina Pratt, Chief Operations Officer, Stobart Air said that London Southend Airport represents a value for money, easy and accessible choice for both business and leisure passengers.

Ms Pratt said: ‘We are delighted to announce our new Cologne Bonn to London-Southend service. This is Flybe’s first direct flight service from Cologne Bonn to London. The service offers a low-cost alternative to the UK’s capital passengers more comfort and convenient access to London.

Cologne and Bonn has a strong business and political community. The availability of daily return services to London Southend will provide convenience for many businesses, particularly Ford, which has operations in both Cologne and Southend.

‘For leisure passengers, it provides a low-cost travel alternative to London.

‘We look forward to welcoming passengers from Cologne and Bonn on board from 3 July,’ Ms Pratt concluded.

CEO of Cologen Bonn Airport, Michael Garvens said:

“We are the first and so far the only German airport offering a regular connection to London Southend Airport. That makes the global city London even easier to reach from Cologne/Bonn,” says airport boss Michael Garvens.”