London Southend Airport throws a party to celebrate start of new routes

Published on : Monday, October 30, 2017

London Southend AirportLegendary Manchester band Oasis, Glasgow’s iconic SEC Armadillo and Dublin Bay (complete with cliffs, beach and waves) are just some of the highlights of a monumental cake shared with passengers today (30 October 2017) to celebrate the start of a number of new routes from London Southend Airport.

Travellers and staff gathered to toast the beginning of flights to Dublin, Manchester and Glasgow, which are all operated through Stobart Air’s franchise partnership with Flybe.
Flights to the hugely popular Irish capital will operate up to three times daily. The route to the UK’s 2013 ‘Capital of Culture’ – Manchester – will also fly up to three times daily, and you can take off to Scotland’s largest city and a ‘Gateway to the Highlands’ – Glasgow – up to twice daily Sunday-Friday.

The enormous, three-tiered cake was designed to incorporate iconic locations, characters and themes from all three destinations – so the various layers included representations of the Glasgow Tower, Clyde Arch, Scottish flag, Lancaster Rose, a Manchester United shirt, Leprechauns, shamrocks and much more, including a turboprop aircraft. The confectionary creation, which has a salted caramel and chocolate base, with Victoria Sponge upper layers, was made by Bourgee Bites – Bar – Luxe Lounge and took two chefs a week to create.

And it wasn’t just passengers in the terminal getting involved – those arriving and departing on the very first flights to each destination were greeted – or sent off – with a dramatic and impressive water arch salute from the London Southend Airport Fire Service.


There was also time to raise a glass to mark the start of new easyJet route to Mediterranean favourite Malta, which got underway over the weekend (29 October 2017).


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