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 Three daily return Dublin-London Southend Services from May 2012


(Tuesday, 6th March 2012) Aer Arann today announced the opening of a new route between Dublin and London Southend demonstrating the continued success of the Aer Lingus Regional franchise model.

From 10th May, Aer Lingus Regional operated by Aer Arann will fly three daily return services between Dublin and London Southend offering an important new business and tourism link between East London, Essex and Ireland.

Passengers travelling from Dublin to London Southend Airport with Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann will benefit from the exceptional convenience that the redeveloped London Southend Airport has to offer and which is aimed at saving customers time and money:

  • 15 minutes from ‘plane to train’ platform with cabin baggage
  • No more than 4 minutes queuing to security processing
  • 8 trains per hour at peak times
  • Approx 50 minutes direct railway transfer to London Liverpool Street station
  • Approx 40 minutes direct railway transfer to Stratford (London Olympic Village)

Commenting on the announcement Aer Arann’s Interim CEO Sean Brogan today said “We are confident that this route will drive traffic from London Southend and its surrounding catchment area into Dublin benefiting local tourism and also onto transatlantic services to the United States. We look forward to welcoming passengers on board our convenient Dublin-London Southend services from 10th May.”

Welcoming today’s announcement Aer Lingus Chief Commercial Officer Stephen Kavanagh said, “Aer Lingus is delighted to be extending its network into London Southend and we look forward to continued success with the new and existing Aer Lingus Regional, services operated by Aer Arann.”

With its extended runway, new terminal, new railway fewer than 100 paces from the terminal entrance and a Holiday Inn nearing completion, London Southend Airport has many advantages to entice the business and leisure customer.

Flights from London Southend-Dublin start from €24.99 one way including taxes and are available for booking now on

New London Gateway Opens with Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann Route Launch

Pictured launching the new Aer Lingus Regional Dublin to London Southend route operated by Aer Arann were (from left) Sharon O’Reilly and Melanie Fitzgerald

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