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Record number of passengers used London City Airport in July

15:40 06 August 2014

London City Airport is celebrating the busiest month in its 27-year history with 341,866 passengers travelling through it last month.

The figures show a 4 per cent increase from the previous record set in July 2013.

The airport says the recent bumper figures are due to new services from British Airways such as Dusseldorf and Granada, extra flights to the likes of Ibiza, and the addition of three new aircraft to its fleet, increased frequency on key routes from Alitalia to Milan and Rome and Luxair to Luxembourg, and simply more people travelling on existing services, with Zurich, Amsterdam and Edinburgh among the busiest routes.

Matthew Hall, Chief Commercial Officer at London City Airport, said: “Over the last three years we have seen sustained growth at LCY. This is a reflection of the economic recovery, with more people travelling for business and leisure. As people regain their confidence to travel, they want the ability to make choices. They are looking for higher standards and quality of experience and that is illustrated by the fact that more people are choosing LCY - because of the speed and convenience we offer.”

The airport is currently awaiting planning permission to develop existing infrastructure. In the short to medium term, the proposed development will enable LCY to provide additional, much-needed, airport capacity for the UK, while a new runway option is identified and then built. The City Airport Development Programme will also enhance and increase air connectivity between London and the UK regions, open up new markets and accommodate next generation aircraft which are cleaner and quieter.

Mr Hall said the development will create 1,500 new jobs as well as a further 500 during constructionin addition to generating an extra £750 million for the British economy.

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