Airport News

Improvements to get underway at London City Airport next year

Thu, 10 Sep, 2009

London City will improve passengers' experiences of the airport by providing additional space and comfort in its departure lounge.

From early next year the Docklands business airport will be working to provide a significantly enlarged passenger search area, a project due to be completed by the following autumn.

Director of terminal services at London City Melanie Burnley explained that the airport was introducing additional security lanes "to respond to the change in passenger behaviour".

"With a greater use of online check-in and less use of traditional check-in desks, more passengers are heading straight to security upon arrival at the airport," she said.

"The reconfiguration of the terminal will enable the airport to maintain its successful status as the fastest airport in London."

Construction company Atkins Design & Engineering will project manage the airport's reconfiguration.

British Airways recently took delivery of a new 76-seat Embraer 170 aircraft, which will be used on flights to Edinburgh and Amsterdam from London City.

Joe Evans

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