London City Airport set for major transformation
Passengers using London City Airport can look forward to some changes over the next few years.
Earlier this week, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, confirmed that the airport had received planning permission from the government for a £344m (R6,4bn) transformation.
This follows several years of passenger growth, most recently last year, when the airport welcomed a record-breaking 4,3 million passengers.
Improvements include the creation of world-class terminal facilities, more space, and a greater frequency of flights. It also opens up the possibility of greater destination choice, with quieter, more fuel-efficient, 'next generation' aircraft unlocking the opportunity to fly greater distances to destinations in the Gulf and Middle East, Turkey, Russia and the east coast of the United States.