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Flybe On The Crest Of A Wave As Newquay Route Takes-off

16th May 2014

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is celebrating the take-off on Saturday 17th May 2014 of its inaugural flight  to Newquay Cornwall Airport from London Southend Airport, operating the three times a week summer service through  to 27th September with one way fares from £20.99 including taxes and charges.

 

To mark the landmark event Flybe today positioned a surf simulator machine at Exchange Square adjacent to Liverpool Street train station for commuters and
local office workers to get into the holiday spirit and try out their best surf moves. 

Paul Simmons, Flybe Chief Commercial Officer, commented: “In celebrating this first flight, we decided to bring some Flybe fun to the commuters and travellers using Liverpool Street Station and its environs. The surf simulator looks set to be a big hit and I hope it sparks some enthusiasm for those who see it to consider riding the crest of some real Newquay waves this summer.  

“Newquay marks an exciting start to our network from London Southend as it’s an important tourism route that connects the popular southwest coast with the capital. It also offers a quick and convenient alternative to lengthy road or rail journeys, perfectly proving that we are ‘the fastest way from A to Flybe’!”

London Southend Airport Operations Director, David Lister added: "We are delighted to welcome Flybe back to London Southend Airport, especially as they are resurrecting the route to Newquay that,operated by another carrier in summer 2013, proved so popular with people across London and Essex, plus also with Cornish people travelling to London. We are also pleased that Flybe selected London’s newest airport - London Southend - to operate this important route, which will provide quick and easy connections to the City in just 53 minutes by train. We look forward to developing our relationship with Flybe as our route network expands in 2014."

About Flybe flights London Southend - Newquay Airport:

  • Operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 17th May – 27th September.
  • One way fares from £20.99 including taxes and charges
  • Flights depart Newquay at 1105  and arrive London Southend at 1225
  • Flights depart London Southend at 12:50 and arrive Newquay at 1410