Tickets are now on sale for EasyJet’s relaunched route from London Southend to Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández Airport. Scheduled to resume on 29 October, the service will include twice-weekly flights (Thursdays and Saturdays) with fares from £22.99 available on easyJet.com and via the mobile app.
EasyJet previously operated the Alicante route between April 2012 and August 2020, flying more than 850,000 passengers during that period. The low-cost airline currently serves six other destinations from London Southend Airport: Málaga, Palma, Faro, Amsterdam, Geneva and Paris.
EasyJet holidays is also offering packages on the relaunched route starting at £375 per person, including flights, hotel and 23 kilograms of luggage. The 90 hotels in its Costa Blanca portfolio include the four-star Medplaya Hotel Regente, where customers can enjoy entertainment with magicians, acrobats and a lively bar, for £380 per person on a half-board basis for seven nights; and the four-star Sandos Benidorm Suites, with several restaurants, themed nights and live music, for £485 on an all-Inclusive basis for seven nights.
Announcing the re-launch, the company noted that Alicante – known as the “City of the Sun” – has been named as the sunniest city in Europe, with an average of 349 hours of sun each month, “making it the perfect year-round destination. Whether it’s exploring the old town’s maze of narrow streets, its vibrant nightlife and restaurants, or soaking up the sun along the south-eastern Mediterranean coastline, Alicante offers something for everyone.”
Ali Gayward, EasyJet’s UK country manager, said the company was pleased to be announcing another route from London Southend, ”providing our customers in the south-east with even more choice to visit one of Europe’s best-loved beach destinations that we know will prove popular throughout the year”.
Added London Southend Airport CEO John Upton, “We are excited, delighted and extremely proud to be able to deliver flights to Alicante for our passengers this winter, restarting our most profitable and popular route from 29 October and opening the door for passengers in Essex, east London and south-east of England to explore yet another area of Spain with our airline partner, EasyJet. I look forward to welcoming friends and families back to London Southend as we celebrate this milestone in the coming weeks with the return of their favourite destination.”
Earlier this year, EasyJet announced plans to open a new seasonal base in Alicante from spring 2024.