TWO new airlines could be on their way to Southend Airport, hot on the heels of easyJet. S&T can reveal continental firms Join Airlines and ViaTriskel, which are yet to start operating, have ambitious plans to fly from Southend to a number of European destinations in France, Holland and Germany. Starting this autumn, Dutch airline Join wants to travel from Southend to Manchester, Amster-dam, Cologne/Bonn in Germany, Caen in France and Gronningen in northern Holland, which all have connections further afield. Join project director, Bernard Jacobs, said: “We are considering London Southend Airport as an important hub for Join to develop. “The market focus will be more on business-related regional traffic. We hope to be able to start first operations this autumn.