Flybe starts London Southend expansion with three new routes

Flybe uses Stobart Air to start Cologne Bonn, Lyon and Milan Malpensa routes.

Flybe starts London Southend expansion with three new routes

Welcoming the arrival of Flybe’s new service from London Southend to Cologne Bonn on 1 May were Chi Mee Yuen, Manager Business Development & Aviation Marketing and Joanna Hagemeyer Business Development & Aviation Marketing.

  • Flybe has started its significant expansion from London Southend (SEN) with the introduction on Monday 1 May of three new routes to mainland Europe. Using E175s operated by Stobart Air, the carrier has added Cologne Bonn (CGN), Lyon (LYS) and Milan Malpensa (MXP) to its existing services to Caen, Groningen and Rennes. A further eight destinations will be added in the coming weeks, though plans to serve Figari in Corsica appear to have been shelved. In addition, the airline has also added links from its new crew base in Düsseldorf (DUS) to the Channel Islands. None of these routes faces direct competition this summer, though easyJet operates a winter-only seasonal service between London Southend and Lyon. Previously, airberlin flew between Düsseldorf and the Channel Islands, but it has suspended these routes as part of its on-going network restructuring. See how Cologne Bonn Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
29-Apr Guernsey (GCI) Düsseldorf (DUS) via JER Q400 (1)  
Jersey (JER) Düsseldorf (DUS) via GCI  
1-May London Southend (SEN) Cologne Bonn (CGN) E175 (6)  
Lyon (LYS) E175 (3)  
Milan Malpensa (MXP) E175 (5)  
Source:’s New Route Database. OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 2 May 2017. WF = Weekly frequencies.

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