easyJet have joined Aer Arann in showing confidence in the newly revamped London Southend Airport by committing to base three aircraft there.
The new base will open in April 2012 to coincide with the new terminal building opening at the airport, and is set to raise the profile of the airport in time for the London 2012 Olympics, since it is actually the closest airport to the site of the games.
Controversially, easyJet will be moving three aircraft from nearby London Stansted to take up the base at Southend, thus reducing capacity at the larger airport.
Initial destinations from Southend are: Amsterdam, Belfast, Berlin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Madrid and Milan. Here’s a press release about the news.