The new terminal at London Southend Airport celebrates its first anniversary today.
More than 700,000 passengers have passed through its doors over the last 12 months.
The opening of the site last year led to the creation of more than 500 new jobs.
Airport operators hope the terminal will handle more than two million passengers per year by 2020.
Aer Lingus Flight EI3306 from Dublin to Southend Airport has been cancelled. It was due at 16.35.
easyJet is to start a new within-England service flying three times a week between Southend in Essex and Newquay in Cornwall. easyJet hopes to attract almost 10,000 passengers on the route each year. Tickets go on sale from today. The Newquay route will be easyJet's 14th from Southend.
Two new fire engines are in use at London Southend Airport.
The vehicles are designed to deliver a foam blanket on to a burning aircraft. They carry 8,000 litres of water and 1,000 litres of foam and the crew can operate the jets from within the safety of the cab.
The East has another airport linked to the capital. After London Stansted and London Luton you can now add London Southend to the list.
The airport, owned by the Stobart group,has recently undergone a £100m redevelopment, including a new hotel and train station.
Work to expand the terminal should be complete by the summer of 2014. Serena Sandhu reports.