Southend Airport: New Terminal

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.

Southend's new terminal

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.

Southend Airport expansion

Staff help unveil the new expansion
Staff help unveil the new expansion Credit: ITV News

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.

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