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PASSENGERS wanting to fly easyJet from Essex have been given a major boost.

Earlier this year, easyJet revealed that it would be opening its 10th airport base in the UK at London Southend Airport in Essex.

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New easyJet flights will operate from London Southend Airport to TenerifeCredit: Getty
Package Holidays to Tenerife from London Southend Airport are already on sale

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Package Holidays to Tenerife from London Southend Airport are already on saleCredit: Getty

The low-cost airline just gave the regional airport another boost, after it announced the launch of brand-new flights and package holidays to Tenerife for summer 2025.

Package holidays from London Southend Airport to Tenerife, with easyJet Holidays, are already on sale for next summer.

Flights to Tenerife from London Southend Airport will be available to book in the coming months.

Plenty of other new routes are also set to operate from London Southend Airport when the easyJet base opens in 2025.

From London Southend Airport, easyJet will fly to Pisa, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Dalaman and Antalya, Marrakech as well as Enfidha in Tunisia.

EasyJet started operating from the airport in 2012, but the airline scrapped its base in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

EasyJet holidays Chief Commercial Officer Paul Bixby said: “With Tenerife being such a popular holiday destination amongst easyJet holidays customers, we’re delighted to be offering package holidays to the largest of the Canary Islands to holidaymakers in the London Southend area for summer 2025.

“Known for its incredible family-friendly hotel offering, alongside its wealth of luxury hotels for couples to escape to, there’s something for all in Tenerife with easyJet holidays.”

Just last month, American private equity giant Carlyle became a majority shareholder in London Southend Airport.

Carlyle now owns 82.5 per cent, with airport chief executive John Upton citing the successful takeover bid as “really good news“.

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He previously told the Southend Echo: “They were previously a lender of ours but now they’ve moved into being a majority owner.

“The good news is they have great expertise in the airport space, they’ve obviously got some financial clout, and I’m delighted to say they’re our owner going forward. The future of the airport is very, very secure.”

There are only a handful of daily departures from London Southend Airport.

According to Flightradar24, only eight flights left the regional airport yesterday (Monday, June 10, 2024).

Flights departed to destinations like Malaga, Paris, Cardiff, Jersey, Amsterdam, Faro, Palma and Alicante.

Southend Airport isn’t the only travel hub in the UK set to get brand-new easyJet flights.

OTHER NEW EASYJET ROUTES

Two new easyJet services launched from Glasgow Airport last month.

The news came after the low-cost airline based a sixth aircraft at the Scottish airport, offering new flights to the two destinations.

The route to Enfidha was launched at the start of May, with the first flight linking the two airports taking off on Thursday, May 2.

Meanwhile, the Larnaca service launched shortly after, with its first journey completed on Saturday, May 4.

Later this year, easyJet will become first-ever UK flight to European holiday hotspot.

The Low-cost airline will operate a brand-new route between Gatwick Airport to Pontecagnano (Salerno) Airport, which is currently undergoing a huge £400million renovation.

Other new flight routes launching from the UK

There are plenty of other new routes launching from the UK to destinations Brits might not have considered travelling to before.

Meanwhile, Ryanair and TUI will both be launching services from from Bournemouth Airport.

And Jet2 confirmed Bournemouth Airport would become its 12th UK base, with 16 new flights to launch from the airport next summer.

EasyJet will begin operating the new flights in summer 2025

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EasyJet will begin operating the new flights in summer 2025Credit: Getty

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