London Southend Airport, which has slots available in a London market returning to full capacity, has routes like Barcelona, Copenhagen, Dusseldorf and Budapest on its new route shopping list while it is attending Routes Europe later this month.

London Southend Airport (LSA) is attending Routes Europe in Aarhus to exploit the capacity gaps that exists in other London markets. “Barcelona is just one of several major London markets we have on our new routes shopping list as having a lot less seats on sale this summer from the London system than in 2019,” […]

April 16, 2024 | Air Service Event News

LHR-BLR Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic chose the last day of March to inaugurate flights between London LHR and Bengaluru, with the return journey commencing its maiden voyage the following day, April 1. The 8,050-kilometre service will be maintained daily with the 258-seat 787-9 aircraft. The airline competes directly against British Airways’ daily flights. Flight VS316 departs London LHR […]

April 4, 2024 | Latest Route News +

Royal Jordanian introduced flights between its Amman hub and London STN on Sunday 3 March. The 3,660-kilometre service will initially be maintained 3-weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, increasing to 4-weekly from 5 April with an additional weekly rotation on Fridays. It will deploy a mix of its A320-familly fleet. The carrier faces no competition on the route. Royal Jordanian […]

March 6, 2024 | Latest Route News +


Wizz Air introduced services between London LTN and Salzburg in Austria on Thursday 8 February. The 1,060-kilometre route will be maintained 3-weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The ULCC will deploy a 180-seat A320 aircraft between the two cities and will compete directly against easyJet, which maintains 5-weely rotations. What they said Valeria Bragarenco, Corporate […]

February 16, 2024 | Latest Route News +


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, […]

January 4, 2024 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis


China Southern Airlines introduced flights between Zhengzhou in central China, and London LGW on Tuesday 12 December. The 8,545-kilometre route will be maintained 2-weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with the 265-seat 787-8 aircraft. The airline faces no competition between the two cities. Flight CZ653 departs Zhengzhou at 14:00 local time, arriving at London LGW at 17:20 local […]

December 18, 2023 | Latest Route News +


Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated flights between its hub in Addis Ababa and London LGW Tuesday 21 November, becoming its second London airport after Heathrow. The 5,875-kilonetre service will be maintained 3-weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, with the 343-seat A350-900 aircraft. It faces no competition on the route. Flight ET718 departs Addis Ababa at 00:15 local […]

November 24, 2023 | Latest Route News +


Virgin Atlantic inaugurated a new long-haul service on Saturday 4 November between London LHR and Providenciales, an island in the Turks and Caicos archipelago. The 6,895-kilometre route will be maintained 2-weekly, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with the 258-seat 787-9 aircraft. The airline faces no competition. The service continues from Providenciales to Montego Bay. Flight VS163 […]

November 15, 2023 | Latest Route News +