All the places you can fly to from Essex for a holiday this winter

CORONAVIRUS travel restrictions have eased in recent months, making a winter getaway much easier for everyone.

For those people living in Essex not wanting to travel far to the airport, there are thankfully of options available at Stansted Airport.

Just this week, bosses announced new services to three Scandinavian cities.

Ryanair will be providing to daily flights to Stockholm and Helsinki, and twice-weekly services to Tampere.

Ryanair’s winter 21/22 programme at Stansted also includes flights to Oslo in Norway and Copenhagen in Denmark.

In addition, Ryanair has added new routes to Trapani and Treviso in Italy, Zagreb in Croatia, and Oradea in Romania this winter.

Stansted’s second-biggest carrier, Jet2.com, has put on extra services to the Canary Islands for people looking to enjoy some winter sunshine.

For those wishing to head to the slopes, skiers and snowboarders will be able to enjoy even more choice from the airport with the airline’s new route to Chambery in the Alps.

The flight and holiday specialist will now fly to five ski destinations this season including Geneva, Grenoble, Innsbruck, Salzburg, and the new route to Chambery.

“The launch of Jet2.com’s new service to Chambery from London Stansted is fantastic news for skiers and snowboarders from across the region looking to hit the slopes this season,” said the airport’s spokesman, Neringa Ohrstrom.

“The airline now flies to five top ski destinations from the airport, giving winter sports fans great choice and easy access as they head off to the mountains.”

PLAY Airline is also providing a daily service to Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, from Stansted Airport.

Ms Ohrstrom added: “After a very challenging 18 months for the aviation sector, it’s great to see airlines launching exciting new routes from London Stansted this winter.

“We know there is strong demand within the East of England for flights to Northern Europe.

“The new services to Helsinki, Stockholm, and Tampere are perfect additions to the excellent network of the Nordic destinations we already fly to across Norway, Denmark and Iceland.”