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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