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London City Airport expansion approved

A £344m project to extend the facilities at London City Airport has been approved.


Go ahead for £344m project to extend the facilities at London City Airport has been announced by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond. The project will include extensions to the terminal, construction of a new taxiway, and the addition of further aircraft parking stands. Local residents affected by increases in air traffic will receive a “generous” compensation package, and public transport links around the airport will also be improved.

The project will add seven new aircraft parking stands in front of the terminal, which will also be extended. A new taxiway will be constructed to the eastern threshold of the runway, and the forecourt of terminal will be revamped.

The airport’s CEO Declan Collier said: “Expansion at London City Airport will create more than 2,000 new jobs in east London, add much-needed aviation capacity in the South East, and generate an additional £750 million per year for the UK economy. I welcome the decision and look forward to delivering new airport capacity for the South East by 2019.”

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Peter Huntingdon Bewers said on the 31-Jul-2016 at 12:48

This is very good News indeed, Mayor of London Boris Johnson tried to stop this need for improvement to London City Airport, so I am all in Favour of it to go ahead, all we need now is for the same sensible viewpoint for London Heathrow which has been held back for almost forty Years, it would be good for the Country, The Construction industry and the many New Jobs that would be created.

Peter Huntingdon Bewers said on the 10-Aug-2016 at 11:36

Its a little while since I wrote my comment, nothing has happened on the Heathrow front, but that is not surprising when you take into account the appalling delays that go back to the Government of Harold Wilson in the Sixties ! and there is still Political Dithering . I did think that we might be getting somewhere when David Cameron was elected and a special Report on all possibilities was put into effect , recommending Heathrow as the best choice and value to the country , but delays again ! I ask myself will it ever be done ?

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