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London Southend welcomes return of easyJet flights to Geneva

London Southend Airport celebrated its inaugural easyJet flights to Geneva on Saturday, December 16, and today bolstered by a livestream from SDTV Spotted Dedicated TV.

easyJet passengers travelling to the Swiss slopes were met with belated inaugural terminal activity ahead of their flight, with hot chocolate tasters, bobble hat merchandise and a live DJ to set the mood for ‘après-ski’; or, in this case, ‘before ski’.

Meanwhile, a Facebook livestream hosted by SDTV Spotter Dedicated TV was broadcast from the Air Traffic Control Tower to document the occasion, viewed by more than 14,000 people. 

The returning route to the popular Swiss destination adds further choice for customers this winter, whether they’re looking for an adrenaline-filled skiing holiday, day trips to nearby mountain resorts or a base for exploring central Europe; Geneva offers something for everyone.  

Flights to Geneva start from £15 one-way and will operate twice-a-week every Wednesday and Saturday. Bookings can be made at

London Southend previously flew to Geneva between 2013 to 2020 and served more than 570,000 passengers in that period. At its peak in 2019, the award-winning airport saw more than 94,900 passengers travel to and from Geneva Airport. 

John Upton, London Southend Airport CEO, said: “The momentum for new and returning routes from London Southend is on the up and ski holidays to Geneva, surrounded by the Alps, is a great example. We are delighted to serve the demand in our 8.2m catchment, across London east and the southeast of England, connecting passengers that live within one hour of London Southend with Geneva.

“Passengers can embark on their winter adventure with unparalleled ease, using our dedicated train station just 100 paces from the terminal door; alternatively, they can travel in under an hour from London Liverpool Street, just 43 minutes from Stratford and only 65 minutes by train from London’s Oxford Circus.”

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: “We are really pleased to be launching another route from London Southend to Geneva this winter which will be popular with those hitting the slopes on winter ski holidays, exploring the mountains but also as a global hub, it will appeal to those travelling for business too.

“We now offer more choice and great value for customers travelling with us by further expanding our services at Southend. We are delighted to be serving our customers a wider range of destinations this winter, all with low fares and the warm welcome our crew are famous for.”

easyJet will also commence a service from London Southend to Grenoble in France, operating every Sunday from February 4, 2024. It follows the successful return of multiple routes from London Southend Airport as the airport operates its largest winter schedule in four years.


About London Southend Airport

London Southend Airport, ranked the best London airport by consumer group Which? six times and voted the best UK airport (under three million capacity) by the Airport Operator’s Association in 2019. 

Serving close to 2.3 million passengers in 2019, London Southend offered services to around 40 domestic and European cities. The terminal has its own railway station, less than 100 paces from the main entrance, with up to six trains an hour at peak times to central London, taking just 52 minutes to Liverpool Street and 43 minutes from Stratford. All airport car parks are located minutes from the terminal entrance.