MIA now con­nected to Lon­don Southend Air­port

The Malta Business Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

The first flight from Lon­don Southend Air­port, op­er­ated by easyJet, landed at Malta In­ter­na­tional Air­port on Sun­day evening, mark­ing the start of the win­ter sea­son.

The new ser­vice will be of­fered twice weekly, giv­ing trav­ellers plan­ning to fly to and from Lon­don more op­tions and flex­i­bil­ity. With the in­tro­duc­tion of this new route, Malta In­ter­na­tional Air­port is now con­nected to five of the Bri­tish cap­i­tal’s six in­ter­na­tional air­ports.

Last year, MIA wel­comed around 730,000 pas­sen­gers from Lon­don and easyJet is ex­pect­ing the new Southend route to be used by more than 30,000 trav­ellers in its first year of op­er­a­tion.

Southend-On-Sea is mostly known for hav­ing the world’s long­est leisure pier. The town’s air­port, Lon­don Southend, has also been get­ting its share of at­ten­tion, most no­tably af­ter its 2012 re­vamp. Be­ing much smaller than its coun­ter­parts, Lon­don Southend is quite straight­for­ward to nav­i­gate.

The jour­ney from Southend to cen­tral Lon­don takes ap­prox­i­mately an hour when us­ing one of the two di­rect train lines con­nect­ing the town to the cap­i­tal or two hours when opt­ing for the Na­tional Ex­press coach ser­vice.

Lon­don Southend is the first of five new win­ter routes on MIA’s flight sched­ule for the sea­son, which fea­tures a to­tal of 65 des­ti­na­tions.

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