1. ITV Report

Easyjet makes inaugural flight from Southend Airport

Budget airline easyJet has launched their inaugural flight from London Southend Airport.

The airport has recently opened a new passenger terminal, runway and railway station.

It is hoped fast rail links to Stratford and the City will also help Southend attract business and leisure travellers to and from London.

easyJet will operate 70 flights a week from Southend to nine destinations, with more to follow in the near future.

More on this story