Aeroitalia launches Milan service from London Southend

An Aeroitalia Boeing 737 in flight.
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London Southend Airport has today announced a new partnership with Italian airline, Aeroitalia and the addition of a new route to Italy with more routes to follow.

From Monday, March 25, 2024, London Southend will offer six-times weekly Aeroitalia flights to Milan Bergamo, with tickets starting from €79.99 one-way.

The new route will offer a convenient connection to Italy’s fashion hub of Milan, with leisure-friendly morning departure times attracting travellers from both ends of the route.

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John Upton, CEO of London Southend Airport, expresses his positivity about the collaboration, stating, “We are delighted to announce this new and exciting collaboration with Aeroitalia, the second largest Italian airline in Italy, bringing near-daily flights to Milan Bergamo.”

“This partnership marks a significant milestone for London Southend Airport, providing our passengers in the east of London and Southeast England with a convenient gateway to the heart of Italian fashion and culture.”

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Gaetano Intrieri, CEO of Aeroitalia, echoes the sentiment of partnership, highlighting the dedicated efforts of the entire Aeroitalia team. “This initiative is the result of hard work, dedication, and commitment from the entire Aeroitalia team.”

“We are determined to continue to improve and expand our operations to always offer you high-quality services. We are confident that this new route will become a bridge between cultures, connecting our beautiful Italian cities with the vibrant energy of London.” 

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London Southend Winter Schedule


The announcement of this collaboration follows the successful return of multiple routes from London Southend Airport, as it operates its largest winter schedule in four years.

Aeroitalia joins the ranks of existing partner airlines and tour operators, including easyJet, Balkan Holidays, and Santa’s Lapland.

The addition of Aeroitalia brings the tally of destinations available from the airport in 2024 to an impressive eleven.

About London Southend Airport


London Southend Airport, ranked the best London airport by consumer group Which? six times and voted the best UK airport (under three million capacity) by the Airport Operator’s Association in 2019. 

Serving close to 2.3 million passengers in 2019, London Southend offered services to around 40 domestic and European cities.

For travelers, the airport ensures a hassle-free experience, with passengers reaching the airport in just 52 minutes by train from London Liverpool Street or a mere 43 minutes from Stratford, connecting via the Elizabeth Line.

A mere 100 paces from the terminal door, and you’re ready for a quick and easy check-in.

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From March 25, London Southend Airport (SEN) will host six-times weekly Aeroitalia flight services to Milan Bergamo.
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