Irish airline Stobart Air's new route between Dublin and London Southend launches next month
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Irish airline Stobart Air's new route between Dublin and London Southend launches next month

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A NEW route between Dublin and London Southend, which has been announced by Stobart Air, will launch next month.

The route, which will commence on October 29, will offer fares from £19.99 one way (terms apply) in partnership with Flybe and will be serviced by two new Embraer E195 aircraft, the Dublin-based airline confirmed this week.

It wil also bring Southend Airport, which is just 40 miles out of Central London, firmly into focus for those travellers who may have yet to experience it.

A spokesperson for the airport said: "Southend Airport is probably the best airport you have never heard of, but we have a train station just three minutes from the terminal and from there we are just a hop and a skip from Central London (45 mins by train), with up to eight trains an hour."

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They added: "If you are driving, then the car park is just two minutes from the terminal – its all super easy!"

Travellers passing through the airport will enjoy a short journey from the front entrance to their departure gate - which should take just 15 minutes - where they will find a brand new World Duty Free, Dixon’s Travel and Hipanema Beach House Pop Up store to cater for all their holiday fashion needs and shopping essentials.

Fancy a tipple? Holiday-makers can start their journey in style at Southend Airport's new Bourgee Bites Bar

For those who fancy starting their holiday off in style with a cheeky glass of champagne or a cocktail, the airport also boasts a new Bourgee Bites Bar.

For the past five years Southend Airport has been awarded best London Airport by Which? and it was recently voted London’s calmest airport by Kiwi.com.

"We are a better way to travel! If you haven’t flown from us yet, then we hope you will give us a try soon," the airline said this week.

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You can find out more about Southend Airport here or follow follow them on Twitter @southendairport, Facebook @LondonSouthendAirport and Instagram @londonsouthendairport.

In line with the launch of their new route, Southend Airport is offering 200 free flights to Dublin, Glasgow and Manchester.

Click here to find out how you can enter the competition.