London City Airport scoops industry award
Mon, 13 Oct, 2008
London City Airport has won a prestigious award in the aviation industry, it has been announced.
The hub has been named as the winner of the European Regions Airline (ERA) Association airport achievement award 2008/09 at a ceremony in Manchester.
Judges cited its efficient planning and customer services, as well as a 24 per cent growth in passenger numbers in 2007, as key factors in its success.
Collecting the gong, London City Airport chief executive Richard Gooding said: "We are committed to continuing to deliver a premium service to passengers as London's favourite airport and supporting London's status as financial capital of the world."
The airport has previously won the ERA award for airport of the year in 2003.
British Airways recently announced that it is to introduce business flights to New York from London City Airport in autumn 2009.
Ten airlines currently offer flights to 33 European destinations from the hub.