Plans approved for £344M UK airport expansion

WCN Editorial Team 28 Jul 2016 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

London City Airport has secured a planning consent for a £344M expansion project that will enable the airport to welcome 6.5M passengers by 2025.


The project includes construction of seven new aircraft stands, a parallel taxiway and passenger terminal extension.

It is believed that the expansion project will allow the airport to welcome quieter, next-generation aircraft and add more capacity.

The airport will also be able to add about 32,000 extra flights by 2025, and the expansion will open up opportunities for airlines to serve longer-haul destinations including the Middle East, Turkey, Russia and the east coast of the US.

London City Airport’s CEO Declan Collier said: “Expansion at London City Airport will create more than 2,000 new jobs in East London, add much-needed aviation capacity in the South East, and generate an additional £750M per year for the UK economy. I welcome the decision and look forward to delivering new airport capacity for the South East by 2019.”

The project will create 500 construction jobs and 1,600 jobs upon completion.

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