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City of Derry Airport flights take off from London Southend on eve of Halloween

25 Oct City of Derry Airport flights take off from London Southend on eve of Halloween

London Southend Airport, London’s favourite airport, will see a new air-link to Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, take off on Sunday 27 October.

The route launch coincides with Derry-Londonderry’s Halloween festival, enabling travellers to enjoy harvest feasts, ghost tours, costume make-up workshops and much more.
London Southend Airport is now running a competition until 27 October for passengers to win 2 free return flights to Derry-Londonderry, which celebrates its 400-year anniversary this year.

The prize also includes a guided walking tour of Northern Ireland’s second-largest city, a tour of the historic Guildhall, a visit to the Tower Museum, and a two-night stay at the Holiday inn Express with a bed and breakfast and evening meal for two.

The Loganair-operated flight offers passengers the opportunity to travel to one of the world’s top Halloween locations, which was voted ‘Best Halloween Destination in the World’ in 2015 by USA Today.

Passengers can travel with ease to the Stobart Group-owned and operated airport with the latest partnership with Ensign Bus, a daily bus from London Victoria arriving at 04:30 and departing at 23:40 from London Southend Airport to London Victoria.

London Southend Airport’s rail links takes just over 50 minutes for passengers to travel to and from London Liverpool Street, situated at the centre of the UK capital. Additionally, the airport operates new early and late trains, with six trains per-hour at peak traveling times.

London’s fastest-growing airports’ increasing number of airline operators and connectivity to central London ranks the airport as 2nd in the UK, and recently been re-named London’s best airport by consumer group Which? today for the 6th consecutive time.

Glyn Jones, CEO of Stobart Aviation, said: “We are delighted to launch another air-link with Loganair at London Southend Airport, which is just in time for Halloween. Derry-Londonderry has an abundance of history and culture for passengers to explore and we are hoping to attract more travellers from Northern Ireland, who can enjoy are quick and easy rail and bus links into central London.”