New direct flights to London from Antwerp announced
- Flybe to provide daily services between Antwerp and London Southend Airports. - London Southend Airport just 53 minutes from centre of London. - Flights from €34.99 now available on flybe.com - Airline aims to fly 180,000 passengers to and from Antwerp within three years
Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, announced today that it will offer direct daily return flights between Antwerp and London Southend Airport from 3 July, 2014, operated by its franchise partner, Stobart Air. Customers will have the choice of 8 return flights a week (increasing to 13 return flights in September), including double daily return flights, meaning Antwerp business and leisure passengers can now fly to London in the morning and return home the same day (see full schedule below). One way fares are from €34.99 including taxes and charges, and are available now for booking at flybe.com.
Schedule (all times are local)
From 3 July 2014 to 28 March 2015
1 Operates Mon-Sat 2 Operates Sat-Sun, operates daily from 1 September 2014 3 Operates Mon-Fri, Sun
5 Reasons to fly from Antwerp Airport
1. Free parking area
Antwerp Airport has a free parking area for about 500 cars. This parking area is always accessible, also outside the airport’s opening hours.
2. 20-Minute concept
The small-scale character of Antwerp Airport allows you to realise, both for departure and arrival, a considerable gain of time. As a result of the short walking distances, your check-in may take place up to 20 minutes* before the departure of your flight. Upon arrival at Antwerp Airport, you can already leave the airport building about 10 minutes after the landing.
3. Location at Flanders’ economic heart
Antwerp Airport is the perfect operating base for the numerous multinationals situated in the surrounding area of this second Belgian city and second European port. Business people from all over the world travel to Antwerp, world diamond centre. Moreover, the city’s rich cultural past provides numerous places worth seeing. The modern character of vibrant Antwerp is emphasized by its focus on fashion.
4. Accessible by car, train and bus
Antwerp Airport is easily accessible by car via exit Borgerhout on the Antwerp ring road. Signposts then guide you to the airport. Bus routes 51, 52 and 53 from De Lijn provide a regular connection with the railway station Antwerpen-Berchem from where national and international train connections will bring you to your destination. Take tram 9 at Antwerpen-Berchem to go to the city centre.
5. Modern passenger terminal
In June 2006, the new passenger terminal of Antwerp Airport was put into use. The airport thus has modern and flexible arrival and departure zones within the original volume and aspect of the airport building from the 1930s.
* Always follow your airline´s guidelines. Check-in can be closed earlier at certain airlines. Once check-in is closed, you can no longer be admitted to the flight because of security reasons.