Airport News

Passenger numbers rise at London City Airport

Mon, 12 Jan, 2009

Approximately 3.3 million travellers passed through London City Airport during 2008, a new record for the Docklands-based hub.

The figures, released by the airport last week, show that passenger numbers were up by 12 per cent compared to 2007.

Richard Gooding, the airport's chief executive, suggested that recent investment in facilities and a focus on improving services helped London City to reach the record high.

He claimed it was "the most successful ever" year for the airport and stated that progress had definitely been made over the course of the 12 months.

However, despite the good results and a growth in visitor numbers of ten per cent recorded for December, Mr Gooding stated that his organisation will "remain cautious about 2009's prospects until stability returns to the financial services industry and the wider economy".

London City claims to be the number one business airport in the UK and runs flights to 32 different destinations throughout the country and Europe.

Joe Evans

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