The Transport Secretary officially opened the capital's newest Airport today. London Southend has been given a new Terminal and a longer runway as part of a £100million upgrade. Could this be the answer to London's air traffic problem? Our Business Correspondent Glen Goodman has been finding out.
From Business Correspondent Glen Goodman: Southend Airport has reopened after a huge expansion programme which has seen it go from running a Saturday flight to Jersey to handling 70 flights a week for Easyjet. It will also run 10 flights a week to Ireland with Aer Arann.
They hope to have 2 million passengers per year by 2020.
Transport Secretary Justine Greening will open a new terminal at Southend Airport this morning. It's part of a 100-million-pound development which also includes a runway extension.
Transport Secretary Justine Greening will officially open a new terminal at Southend Airport this morning. It's part of a 100-million-pound development which also includes a runway extension.