easyJet has launched its first flight from London Southend Airport to Bordeaux in South West France. The route which took off yesterday afternoon is the first of four to launch this summer and will be supported by the arrival of a new aircraft at the base.
Operating three times a week, easyJet expects to carry out more than 30,000 passengers on the new Bordeaux route operating on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
easyJet is also set to launch new routes from Southend to summer holiday favourites Prague, Pula and Dubrovnik this summer helping to ensure the airline will carry over one million annual passengers to and from the airport for the first time this year with a 25% year on year rise in passenger numbers.
easyJet now operates 20 destinations from London Southend.