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Investment from London City Airport's shareholder's "paid off"

Wed, 25 Mar, 2009

The investment from London City Airport's shareholders has "paid off well", it has been claimed.

Richard Gooding, chief executive of the facility, made this comment after the Civil Aviation Authority released figures showing that 74 per cent of flights had taken off on time in the fourth quarter of 2009 – a 16 per cent increase from the same period in 2007.

He explained that around £50 million has been used to enhance the passenger experience, from adding additional car parking at London City Airport to creating a new baggage handling facility.

The operator has responded to the needs of consumers and attempted to provide a good service in a short space of time.

"With the quickest surface access times to the airport and a check-in time of only 20 minutes, we continue to be the leading choice for savvy travellers," Mr Gooding commented.

Over the coming year, there will be significant investments placed into the airports Docklands hub and a number of new routes will be available.

It was announced earlier this month that Air Southwest would launch a twice-daily flight between London City Airport and Plymouth and Newquay from mid-April.

Joe Evans

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