New route to Reus connecting Brits with the soon-to-launch Ferrari Land

London Southend Airport has announced new summer flights with Flybe to the Catalonian city of Reus, launching on May 10th.

The new thrice-weekly flights, with tickets costing from only £29.99 one way and available now via, open up a lesser known area of Spain to Brits looking to explore the Costa Dorada.

Located in the province of Tarragona, Reus is famed for being the birthplace of renowned modernist architect Antoni Gaudí, the creator of the Sagrada Familia. Historically known for its brandy production, the city is today an important producer of wines and spirits, making it the perfect destination for foodies or wine connoisseurs.

Barely an hour from Barcelona, Reus is one of the many gateways to short breaks in the Catalonian capital whilst also connecting holidaymakers to the rest of Spain for longer trips or multicentre holidays.

Within easier reach from the city however, is the popular resort town of Salou and one of Europe's biggest theme parks; PortAventura.

For any visiting motor heads or adrenaline junkies, PortAventura will be launching its second theme park, Ferrari Land, this April.

Ferrari Land will boast the highest and fastest rollercoaster in Europe, at a height of 112m and reaching a speed of 0-180km in five seconds. With day tickets from €59-€75, the park also offers a 500m race track, Formula One simulators and two ‘bounce back’ free fall towers.

As the largest project in PortAventura’s history, be sure to put April 7th in your diary for an unmissable experience.

London Southend Airport is a great alternative to other London departure points. It has been voted ‘Best in Britain’ by readers of Which? Magazine for three years running thanks to its seamless passenger experience. With a train station just 100 paces from the terminal building, a short 15-minutes from plane to train and up to eight trains an hour to London taking just 53-minutes, it’s no wonder the airport is increasingly popular for both passengers and carriers. For more information visit