Airport bosses have spoken out on the news easyJet are looking to close their Southend base.

Southend airport say they are continuing discussion with the airline, in the hope a partnership will continue.

Bosses have also said easyJet are set to continue their flights from the airport, even if the base closes.


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A spokesman from the airport, said: "We note easyJet’s announcement about the potential consolidation of its operations as a result of the economic impact of Covid-19.

"London Southend airport is uniquely positioned to respond to the requirements of safe, socially distanced travel as well as having a direct rail route from Central London. 

"As such London Southend airport continues to be a convenient and, as a result of the investment which is already underway, increasingly desirable airport for many passengers, particularly those based in London and the south east. 

"We look forward to continuing our discussions with easyJet about their future use of London Southend airport."