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A busy year for Luton and Southend airports

Passenger numbers rose at Luton and Southend Credit: ITV Anglia

New figures from the Civil Aviation Authority show that passenger numbers at Luton and Southend airports rose last year.

At Luton passenger numbers rose by 1.1% to 9.6 million and at Southend, where there has been major expansion, the number of passengers rose from 42,000 to 617,000.

Stansted saw numbers drop from just over 18 million to 17.4 million passengers - a fall of 3.2%.