Stobart Group and London Southend Airport operators saw their new station officially opened by Conservative MP and Minister for Transport Theresa Villiers. Interestingly the station will be staffed by Stobart airport employees so as to provide a seemless train to plane and back experience for passengers.
Transport Minister Theresa Villiers said "I firmly believe that regional airports have an important role to play right across the country, providing domestic and international connections and contributing to local economies.”
She added “London Southend Airport is an important new gateway for the region and is another example of Olympic legacy in the Thames Gateway. Stobart Group and its airport management can be rightfully proud of the work they have done in developing the facilities at the airport and I wish them all the very best for the future."
The development at London Southend has resulted in significant new employment in the region, with the airport campus already employing some 1,500 – a figure that is set to grow to over 2,000 by next summer.