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London Southend Airport expands network with new Aeroitalia service


London Southend Airport has unveiled a strategic collaboration with the Italian airline Aeroitalia, introducing a new service to Italy, with plans for additional routes in the future.

Commencing on Monday March 25, London Southend will facilitate 6-weekly Aeroitalia flights to Milan Bergamo Airport. The new route promises a convenient link to Italy’s second largest city, with traveller-friendly morning departure times catering to passengers on both ends of the journey.

John Upton, CEO of London Southend Airport, said: “We are delighted to announce this new and exciting collaboration with Aeroitalia, the second largest Italian airline in Italy, bringing near-daily flights to Milan Bergamo.”

Giacomo Cattaneo, Director of Commercial Aviation at airport operator SACBO, added: “We salute the start of 2024 with the first good news: the announcement of a new route operated by Aeroitalia, which will begin flying from Milan Bergamo to London Southend from the start of the 2024 summer season. Our airport’s network is strengthened with a destination that serves both the Essex region and the British capital thanks to the rail connection that allows passengers to reach the centre of London quickly and frequently.”

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The upcoming arrival of Aeroitalia in the summer complements London Southend’s existing partnerships with airlines and tour operators, such as easyJet, Balkan Holidays, and Santa’s Lapland, bringing the total number of available destinations from the airport to 11 in 2024.

The announcement follows the successful reintroduction of multiple routes from London Southend Airport, which is operating its largest winter schedule in four years.

Travelers can reach London Southend conveniently, with a 52-minute train ride from London Liverpool Street or a mere 43 minutes from Stratford (connecting via the Elizabeth Line), followed by a short 100-step walk to the terminal doors.

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