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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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.