Record passengers as City Airport says expansion plan is vital

09:41 10 August 2015

London City Airport has announced a record number of passengers this summer

London City Airport has announced a record number of passengers this summer


Pressure mounted on Boris Johnson to approve the expansion of City Aiport, as a record number of passengers took to the skies this summer.

In July more than 400,000 passengers boarded planes from the capital’s business airport, an all-time high.

The figures marked a “big milestone in the history of the airport”, said LCY head Declan Collier.

“These record figures also underline that we must be allowed to grow,” he said.

“The £16 million plan to transform our Western Pier departure gates will provide huge benefits when complete in autumn 2016, but it is only a small step on the journey to improving our airport.

“It is critical that we are allowed to proceed with our City Airport Development Plan (CADP) that will deliver better infrastructure, more jobs for our local community, better facilities for our airlines, and a better passenger experience for our growing passenger numbers.”

LCY has mounted an appeal against the decision by the Mayor of London to refuse permission for plans, which include building a parallel taxilane and seven new aircraft stands.

The airport says the move would provide vital airport capacity, create 1,500 new jobs and generate £1.5bn annually for the UK economy by 2023.

City Airport has recently announced it is to be put up for sale at the end of the year.

Owners Global Infrastructure Partners, who also own Gatwick and Edinburgh airports, are seeking to make £2billion from the sale.

Related articles


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Newham News Stories


A chief executive of a homeless charity has urged MPs to turn up and vote in favour of a bill to reduce homelessness this friday.

House of Commons

Part stand-up, part TED talk and part social commentary, Muvvahood is not the usual cultural view of single mums, according to its creator.


Police investigating crowd violence at West Ham’s London Stadium have this morning released images of seven men they want to speak to.

Thames Magistrates' Court

The House of Commons justice committee said last week that there were “serious” problems with the diversity of magistrates and that they needed to be “far more representative”.

House of Commons

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news


Show Job Lists


Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Read more

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Read more

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now