In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, London Southend Airport has updated customers on its operational plans during the coming weeks and months.
The airport’s airline partners have all either suspended or reduced their services. Both easyJet and Ryanair have suspended their operations until May at the earliest. Wizz Air is reducing its service to three weekly flights to Bucharest. Loganair is maintaining flights to Aberdeen and Derry three times a week and Fly One will return to a twice weekly service from May.
As a result of these changes the London airport has amended its opening hours. It will be open from 16:30 to 21:30 on Tuesdays, Thursday and Sundays. With a significant reduction in passenger service, the logistics operation plans to operate as normal in order to support the local and wider economy, hoping to safeguard jobs and ensure the continued import and export of goods. Glyn Jones, London Southend said he was pleased that the “airport will contribute to the local community and its economy by securing jobs and contributing to the economy.”
Jones added: “I want to take this opportunity to express my immense gratitude to the incredible team here at London Southend Airport who have responded fantastically to the unprecedented challenges faced by the aviation industry and by the world as a whole.”