Flybe has announced details of its six new routes operated by Stobart Air from London Southend Airport.
Stobart Air has also announced that to cater for this expansion, it is creating 60 new jobs based at London Southend Airport - recruitment for these new positions is now getting underway.
Services to Rennes, Groningen and Münster Osnabrück will commence on June 5th, with services to Cologne Bonn, Caen Normandie and Antwerp starting on July 3rd.
Furthermore, Flybe will increase capacity on its London Southend services from September 1st, resulting in a total of 102 weekly flights on its six new routes.
This increase will include double daily return flights on services to Antwerp and Rennes, meaning business and leisure passengers can now fly in the morning and return home the same day.
Flybe aims to carry up to 700,000 passengers on its new London Southend routes within three years, starting with 200,000 passengers in year one.
Flybe will also commence a 3-times weekly service to Newquay in May 2014.
The new Flybe routes announced today will be operated by its franchise partner, Stobart Air, under a ten-year agreement.
Detailing the six new routes, Simon Fagan, chief operating officer, Stobart Air, said: “Each of these new routes will resonate with both business and leisure passengers. Prices are competitive, schedules are convenient, and the airports are efficient.”