Stobart Air announces new deal with Flybe

STOBART Air, formerly Aer Arann, has announced a new deal with Flybe which will result in it flying six routes to continental Europe from London‘s Southend airport

The move will result in 50 jobs being created at the airport bringing staff levels to 420.

The new routes are expected to carry 100,000 passengers this year with this figure expected to double in 2015.

“Each of the six new routes are strong locations, keen to secure aLondon connection. London Southend Airport, with its convenience and quick access to London, will resonate with business and leisure passengers, as will our competitive fares,” commented Stobart Air’s interim chief executive Sean Brogan.

“Deals with Aer Lingus and now Flybe represents real progress in a short period of time. Airlines and passengers are responding to our product. We have set a target of two million passengers by 2016 and believe this is achievable,” he added.

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Travel Agent: ITAA