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EasyJet is launching super-cheap Amsterdam flights from this London airport

You could be in the Dutch capital for the price of your dinner

Written by
Faima Bakar

So you want to go to Amsterdam, but don’t fancy hitting up the usual Heathrow or Stansted service (or braving the Eurostar queues). So where might you go, we hear you ask? The answer is Southend.

During the pandemic, EasyJet, Ryanair, Wizz and other budget carriers stopped flying out of the seaside town, but now the former is returning. It will be operating flights to Amsterdam and tickets will apparently start from just £31.99. 

The airline is also offering trips to Malaga, Majorca and Faro. John Upton, Southend’s new CEO, said: ‘Passengers will also be able to make global connections from Amsterdam Schiphol airport to onward destinations across the world.

‘We hope that lots of people will see the benefit of a hassle-free route through London Southend to Amsterdam to connect for a long-haul flight, compared to flying direct through London’s other crowded airports.’

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