130 new jobs announced at Southend Airport as easyJet expands

An easyJet aircraft at Southend Airport
An easyJet aircraft at Southend Airport -Credit:Southend Airport

EasyJet has announced 130 new jobs will be created when they build a new base at Southend Airport. The plans to expand in Southend include establishing a new base at the airport with three planes which will be flying to six new holiday destinations in Europe and North Africa.

From May 1, 2025, holidaymakers will be able to travel to Pisa, Gran Canaria, Dalaman and Antalya, Marrakech and Enfidha in Tunisia, thanks to the planned expansion from easyJet. From May 17 this year, jet setters will be able to book their holiday flying from Southend Airport, with flights departing seven days per week.

A further announcement will be made launching more holiday destinations from Southend Airport. This makes Southend Airport easyJet's tenth base and will create 130 direct jobs in the area with many other jobs set to be made as a result of the expansion.

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Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, said: "We are delighted to be announcing another three-aircraft base in the UK, at London Southend Airport. This will create hundreds of jobs and provide more choice for consumers with new routes and package holidays”.

John Upton, CEO of London Southend Airport
John Upton, CEO of London Southend Airport -Credit:London Southend Airport

The airline already serves international routes from London Southend to popular beach and city destinations Amsterdam, Geneva, Faro, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga and Paris Charles de Gaulle.

With Southend Airport based less than an hour from London, commuters are set to take up new jobs at the best London airport (with under 3 million capacity), as ranked by Which? six times.