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London City Airport welcomes record-breaking 4.5 million passengers

Staff Writer |
Expanding routes, investment in facilities and the continued convenience of the only airport actually in London has led to a record-breaking year for London City Airport (LCY).

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In 2016 the airport, which is located in London’s Royal Docks, welcomed 4,526,059 passengers – the largest number of passengers in its 30-year history, representing 5% year-on-year growth compared to 2015.

2016 was an eventful year for London City Airport, crowned the ‘Best Regional Airport in the World 2016’ by the industry body CAPA (the Centre for Aviation).

Six new routes were also added including Bergerac, Alicante, Berlin, Bremen, Cardiff, Paris Charles De Gaulle and Rennes.

Most significantly, in summer 2016, the UK Government approved planning permission for the £344 million City Airport Development Programme (CADP), construction for which begins this year.

The development will enable 6.5 million passengers to travel through the airport’s doors by 2025 and add 29,000 additional flights per year.

The privately funded investment includes plans for 7 new aircraft stands, a parallel taxiway to maximise runway capacity, and a terminal extension to accommodate increasing passenger numbers.

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