Southend Airport and the services it provides is undoubtedly appreciated by a great many people. At the same time a number of residents have rightly complained about disturbance from night flights. I do not think that anyone will be pleased about the prospect of job losses, which is what this announcement will inevitably mean. I am now in contact with both easyJet and the CEO of Southend Airport as to what in effect this announcement means and its impact on the local economy and the wider population generally. When the picture is clearer I will post another statement.
You can read easyJet's statement here: https://mediacentre.easyjet.com/story/14429/easyjet-begins-consultation-with-its-uk-employee-representatives
Sir David Amess MP