6 February 2011

Aer Arann is to introduce twice daily flights (with limited weekend services) from Southend Airport to both Waterford and Galway from 27 March 2011. These are the first full scheduled routes to be announced since the Stobart Group purchased the airport two years ago.

Airport Managing Director, Alastair Welch, has stated that 2011 is a big year for the airport, with the new airport railway station now complete, construction underway on a new passenger terminal, a new control tower, a runway extension and a new airport hotel.