Airport News

London City Airport 'will have image overhaul'

Fri, 05 Dec, 2008

London City Airport is to receive a £1.5 million refurbishment starting this month, it has been announced.

The project will include the installation of timber and polished limestone floors, marble surfaces and leather seats in its departure lounge, which airport managers say will establish a sense of relaxation in the waiting areas.

An extension of the departure lounge, which added on over 250 seats, as well as new retail space, high-speed internet points and live sports screens, has already been completed.

Richard Gooding OBE, chief executive of London City Airport, said the refurbishment shows the level of commitment to the hub's customers and frequent fliers.

"This second phase will confirm London City Airport's status as the UK's foremost business travel airport," he commented.

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.

Joe Evans

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