London City Airport sets record passenger figure

By Rob Virtue on August 6, 2014 12:12 PM |

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July saw the record number of passengers pass through City Airport in its 27 year history.

Figures were up 4% on July 2013, the previous high. The hike comes on the back of increased flights from British Airways to places such as Ibiza, as well as new services to Dusseldorf and Granada.

The total number of people going through the airport last month was 341,866.

Matthew Hall, chief commercial officer at the 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 more people are choosing LCY - because of the speed and convenience we offer."

London City is currently seeking permission to upgrade the terminal and reconfigure the aircraft stands.

It aims to carry six million passengers a year by 2023.