Transport company Eddie Stobart now controls Southend Airport
New controls on flights at an airport under development in Essex have been agreed by its owner and local councils.
A new runway and transport links are being developed at Southend Airport by the Eddie Stobart transport group.
Proposed night flights have been cut from 900 to 120 a month after agreement with Southend and Rochford councils.
Maximum yearly flights are capped at 53,000 and the definition of night-time for flights will be from 2300 to 0630 BST or GMT.
Talks are also under way with a number of airlines to investigate new passenger services when the airport becomes fully operational.