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20 Jun 2019

BY James Chapple

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Video: First look at £500m London City airport transformation

London City airport has offered a first glimpse of its £500 million transformation plan in full.

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Video: First look at £500m London City airport transformation

A new animated fly-through (above) highlights the key features that will define Docklands airport’s future and demonstrates a typical passenger journey.


New facilities will be delivered through 2022, including new check-in areas, security, departures lounge, baggage reclaim, arrivals and gate lounges.


The video illustrates the different features tailored for both leisure and business passengers, reflecting what the airport describes as its “evolving customer base”.


City airport says while business travel “remains at the core London City’s proposition”, it expects, over the coming years, its proportion of leisure passengers to continue to increase.


The animation was published this week after London City welcomed a record 20,300 passengers in a single day, the busiest in its 31-year history.


The airport expects annual passenger numbers to reach five million this year before growing to 6.5 million a year following the overhaul.


Peter Adams, the airport’s chief development officer, said: “We are building a new and impressive gateway for London in the heart of the Royal Docks, on the doorstep of the city and fast-changing east London boroughs.


“This new animation brings to life for the first time what customers can expect. London City will offer an amazing modern airport experience while retaining the speed and efficiency we know our passengers love.”

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