easyJet to relaunch winter flights from Southend to Geneva

An easyJet Airbus over Switzerland.
Markus Eigenheer from Genève, Schweiz, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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Low-cost airline easyJet is set to relaunch a winter route from London Southend to Geneva Airport. This popular seasonal route last operated in 2020, and it again set to cater to travellers seeking winter ski holidays, day trips to nearby mountain resorts, or even a gateway for exploring central Europe.

With its diverse attractions and picturesque landscapes, Geneva offers something for everyone.

Starting from Saturday, December 16 2023, easyJet will operate three flights per week on this route, with flights departing every Wednesday and Saturday.

Sixth Southend destination


Geneva will become the sixth destination served by easyJet from London Southend, joining the likes of Malaga, Majorca, Faro, Amsterdam, and Paris.

London Southend, a recipient of several prestigious awards, had previously hosted flights to Geneva from 2013 to 2020, attracting over 570,000 passengers during that period.

In 2019, the airport experienced a peak in passenger traffic with more than 94,900 passengers traveling to and from Geneva Airport.

The relaunch of this route signifies easyJet’s recognition of the demand for travel to Geneva and their confidence in the potential for renewed growth in this market.

This announcement comes shortly after easyJet disclosed its plans for a new year-round flight to Paris, commencing from Sunday, October 29.

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easyJet comments


Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, expressed her excitement about the new route, stating, “We are really pleased to be launching another route from London Southend to Geneva this winter.”

“It will be popular with those seeking winter ski holidays and exploring the mountains. Additionally, as a global hub, it will appeal to those traveling for business purposes too.”

Furthermore, Gayward emphasized easyJet’s commitment to providing customers with more choices and excellent value. By expanding their services at Southend, easyJet aims to offer a wider range of destinations to customers throughout the winter season.

Southend Airport comments


John Upton, CEO of London Southend Airport, also expressed his enthusiasm about the revived route, stating, “Today marks another significant milestone for London Southend Airport as we proudly announce the revival of winter ski and city break flights to Geneva.”

“The new route brings an added dimension to our already growing list of destinations with airline partner easyJet, alongside Malaga, Faro, Amsterdam, Paris, and Palma de Mallorca,” He said.

Upton also highlighted the convenience offered by London Southend Airport’s dedicated train station, located just steps away from the terminal.

Passengers from the east of London and South East England can easily embark on their winter adventure, with seamless connectivity via train services. Travelers can reach London Liverpool Street in just 53 minutes, Stratford in 43 minutes, and Oxford Circus in just over an hour.

Additionally, the upcoming Elizabeth Line at Shenfield will provide further connectivity options, enhancing the accessibility of London Southend Airport.

Summary


As easyJet reinvigorates the previously popular winter route between London Southend Airport and Geneva, London Southend Airport has tabled a list of suggested activities in the ‘gateway to the Alps’. 

In this guide, Southend Airport presents a suggested day-by-day itinerary to ensure that winter travellers on the route make the most of a long weekend in Geneva. 

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