British airline Flybe is going to cease flights between Prague and London Southend in January next year. The last connection is planned for January 10.
Irish Independent newspaper first reported about the decision. Airline’s booking system confirms that as no flights are available after this date. Not only Prague route is withdrawn by airlines. Flights to Milano, Venice, Naples and Budapest are also going to be cancelled.
Flybe started the flights to Prague in May last year. They are operated by Embraer E195s from Stobart Air. According to Irish Independent, 2 of 3 Stobart’s Embraer are going to be moved out from Southend.
Prague to London Southend will keep the connection anyway. easyJet operates for weekly flights.
The Southend Airport has the farthest location from all 6 London airports but becomes popular. It is smaller and more efficient on immigration and security compared to other airports. Trains depart in walking distance from the terminal and the travel time to London city centre is shorter compared to other airports. One-way tickets with Flybe start at 1000 CZK (39 EUR). In June this year Ryanair has announced expansion at Southend.