Stobart Group’s London Southend Airport has agreed a ten year contract with easyJet, for flights to a number of European destinations.
easyJet will start operations in April 2012, ahead of the London Olympics. It expects to deliver around 800,000 passengers per annum. This will increase the annualised throughput at the airport to nearly one million passengers.
Stobart’s development at Southend includes a new control tower, a new dedicated train station on the Southend to Stratford and Liverpool Street line, a new terminal building due for completion this autumn, and a runway extension due for completion this winter.