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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