Last year saw a record number of travellers passing through London City Airport, it was the airport’s 5th year of consecutive growth where LCY managed to top their previous years’ footfall with relative ease.
The airport handled 4.3 millions passengers in 2015, which is a rise of 18% from last years’ record of 3.6 million. This number was aided by the busiest summer in British Airways’ history, a first year of services by Flybe, and additional routes with new destinations such as Basel, Cork and Bern.
Popular destinations such as Edinburgh, Zurich and Amsterdam reflect the airport’s increase in prevalence for people travelling for both business and leisure alike.
Declan Collier, LCY’s CEO, had the following to say:
“We are very pleased to have set a new record for passenger numbers which has capped what was a highly successful year for the airport.
2016 will be an important year with the completion of our West Pier expansion project and the appeal for our City Airport Development Programme (CADP), which will be heard at a public inquiry later in the spring.
Through simple infrastructure improvements – an extension to our terminal building, additional aircraft parking stands, and a new parallel taxi lane – our airport has the potential to be even more successful, provide 2,000 new jobs, unlock much-needed short-term airport capacity, double our economic impact for London to £1.5bn, drive the regeneration of East London, and improve connectivity within the UK and to Europe.”
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