14 May Water Arch salute welcomes Loganair to Southend Airport
The first Loganair flights between London and Aberdeen have officially taken to the skies, as the airline’s direct services from London Southend Airport celebrated their inaugural departure.
A major boost for connectivity with Scotland’s oil and gas capital, the new business focused schedule follows a period of overall reduction in London’s airlinks with Aberdeen.
Glyn Jones, Chief Executive of Stobart Aviation (owners of London Southend Airport), Denise Rossiter, Chief Executive of Essex Chamber of Commerce, and Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair’s Managing Director, were all in attendance for the first service.
Customers from London Southend can choose from three non-stop flights to Aberdeen each way every weekday, together with Sunday services, all operated by Loganair’s Embraer 145 regional jet aircraft. The schedule is designed to enable a full working day in the Granite City before an evening flight home.
Flight times are only 1 hour and 35 minutes and all include 20kg hold luggage and complimentary in-flight refreshments as standard. Customers can enjoy a quick check-in through security in an airport which is much easier to navigate than its London counterparts, arriving on one of five peak time trains per hour from London’s Liverpool Street Station – only 52 minutes away.
Customers can also connect via Loganair’s Aberdeen hub onwards to Orkney and Shetland.