Ryanair to stop flying from one London airport

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Ryanair to stop flying from one London airport, in Essex. The Ryanair airline have confirmed that they will be closing one of their commercial bases at an Essex airport later this year.

Ryanair have announced that the London Southend Airport will no longer be home to one of their bases from November 1, this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to InYourArea. Ryanair have been based at the airport located in Essex after they signed a five-year agreement and they have been there since 2018.

The global travel industry has been hit by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic but tourism is returning. Ryanair is not the only travel operator to have been hit by the pandemic which saw non-essential air travel halted in the UK for months.

The London based airport is run by Esken Ltd. “Esken, the aviation and energy infrastructure group, has today been informed that Ryanair has stated its intention to close its base at London Southend Airport with effect from the start of the winter season this year,” said the company.

“As a result, Ryanair will cease operations based from London Southend Airport from November 1.

“Esken is currently in the process of reviewing the impact of such decision on its forecasts.

“However, the financial impact of Ryanair’s base closure will be mitigated by a reduction in costs directly associated with serving Ryanair’s base and the low level of passengers expected during the winter season.

“Esken will provide a further update as soon as it is able.”

The at the moment no news has been released on whether the winter flights will be cancelled or if they will be taking place, but from a different airport.

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