30m up for Docks airport

WHEN Dr. Paul Thind departed on flight LX457 to Zurich at 12.45 yesterday he became London City Airport 30 millionth passenger.

To mark the milestone the Royal Docks-based airport and Swiss International Airlines hosted a celebration in the gate lounge for all passengers travelling on the flight.

While the lucky doctor received a special treat of a bottle of champagne, along with a pair of return business class tickets to Switzerland, courtesy of the airline.

Richard Gooding OBE, Chief Executive of LCY said: “Reaching the 30 million mark is a significant milestone for the Airport which opened in 1992.”

Gregor Koncilja, SWISS UK and Ireland Country Manager called it an incredible achievement for London City.