London City Exceeds 3 Million Passengers

London City Airport handled 3 million passengers in 2011. (Photo - BAE Systems)

London City Airport (LCY) handled over 3 million passengers in 2011 – a 7.6% increase compared with 2010.  
The airport’s management team states that it is: “looking forward to building on this further in the coming 12 months, increasing leisure and business traveller passenger numbers, as well as growing the dominant inbound market from European business hubs and New York City.”
London City Airport provides a time-saving option for visitors travelling to the UK’s capital, as passengers can benefit from an aircraft to surface transport transfer time of just ten minutes.  Direct services to the main Olympic Park, just three miles away from the airport, are available from outside the terminal entrance via the Docklands Light Railway.
Richard Gooding, Chief Executive at London City Airport said: “It’s encouraging to see increasing passenger movements in what has undoubtedly been a challenging period for the travel industry.
“We have invested over £7m in the terminal over the past year, extending the central search area, as well as other improvements, to ensure that the airport continues to deliver the time-saving proposition promised, even with an increased number of passengers.  
“We expect passenger figures to remain strong ahead of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and look forward to welcoming visitors to the capital from across the globe.”