The new terminal building at Southend Airport has been officially opened by the transport secretary Justine Greening.
The £10 million pound passenger terminal is part of a wider expansion which includes a runway extension, railway station and new control tower.
Southend Airport's new terminal will welcome its first passengers today. Airport managers hope that 2 million people a year will be using Southend by 2020.
The runway has been extended to three thousand metres. It's also got a new control tower and rail link.