Derry City & Strabane - City of Derry Airport Reaching New Heights with London Southend Service Commencing on 27th October




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City of Derry Airport Reaching New Heights with London Southend Service Commencing on 27th October

13 September 2019

The team at City of Derry Airport is delighted that Scottish airline, Loganair, has been appointed to operate the Public Service Obligation to London Southend.  The daily service to London Southend will commence on 27th October, offering 13 departures per week with fares starting from £39.99pp one way, and flight times that are conveniently scheduled for a full working day at either destination.


Airport Manager at City of Derry Airport, Charlene Shongo, stated: “We are absolutely delighted to retain this important air link.  It is fantastic news that Loganair has been appointed to operate the PSO to London Southend.  The Scottish airline has been such an important and symbolic part of the history of our airport and will now continue to operate 13 departures per week to London Southend Airport. 


“London Southend Airport has been rated as the Best London Airport by Which Magazine for the last six consecutive years, and we are confident that it will provide a fast, friendly and convenient passenger experience for our customers who commute to London on a regular basis.  The benefits of travelling via London Southend include check-in and security queues that are 10 minutes or less and a maximum three-minute walk from the departure lounge to any gate.”


London Southend Airport also has a train station located 100 steps from the terminal and has a direct train to London, Liverpool Street Station every 15mins.  The commute to Central London is just 52 minutes and passengers can purchase an anytime train ticket for £17.40.


Passengers can also enjoy the perks of Word Duty Free shopping, iconic retail brands and Southend airports Beauty Bar and Champagne Bar.


Mrs Shongo outlined that London Southend fare prices start from just £39.99pp one way and, as standard with Loganair, 20kg hold baggage and 6kg hand luggage fly for free, complimentary in-flight refreshments are provided and frequent flyers can earn points towards a free flight of choice by signing up to the ‘Clan Loganair’ rewards programme. 


Flights to London Southend are available to book now via


Loganair also operate direct flights to Manchester and Glasgow providing vital air connectivity to the main UK hubs and creating an opportunity for onward connectivity to international destinations such as Dubai, the Caribbean, America and Australia. Thanks to Loganair’s partnership with Emirates, you can now book a trip to international destinations from City of Derry Airport via Manchester or Glasgow in one single booking, and your baggage will be taken care of from City of Derry Airport to your final destination.


Mrs Shongo concluded: “City of Derry Airport has become the airport of choice for the North West of Ireland, offering both convenience and excellent customer service.  We have fantastic facilities on our encourage all travellers within the local catchment area to think about flight options from their local airport when making future travel arrangements, asking passengers to ‘Fly Local and Choose CoDA’ whenever they can. We have fantastic facilities on our doorstep, and it is essential that everyone takes advantage of their local airport for their travel plans when possible.”


For more information on the NEW Loganair service from City of Derry Airport to London Southend, visit