Plans to expand London Luton Airport have been approved by Luton Borough Council.
It means the airport will be able to increase capacity from 12 to 18 million passengers a year.
We have committed to developing an Airport which everyone in the local area will be proud of and passengers from all over the world will enjoy visiting.
In the year of our 75th Anniversary this is an exciting milestone for all of us at the Airport, the local area, and the millions of passengers who use us for business travel, to visit friends and family or to get away on holiday.”
More top news
Armed officers will be on patrol at major infrastructure sites across Essex and the county will see more police patrols.
The major party leaders' campaigns for the General Election will remain suspended on Wednesday following the Manchester terror attack.
Counter-terror police have arrested a man at Stansted Airport on suspicion he planned on travelling to Syria.