24 APRIL 2017


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Article from BTNews 24 APRIL 2017

Collier stands down at London City

After five years in charge and overseeing a change in ownership and a rise in passenger numbers from 3m to 4.5m, Declan Collier is to stand down as CEO of London City Airport. He will stay on until a successor is found.

Airport chairman Sir Terry Morgan said: “On behalf of the board, I want to pay tribute to the tremendous contribution Declan has made. 

“He has been chief executive since March 2012 – a time that has seen significant growth, the successful sale of the business to a consortium of international investors and securing planning permission for a £350m development of the airport infrastructure.”

Sir Terry said the airport under Collier’s leadership had developed “strong and wide-ranging” relationships across the aviation sector, with all levels of government – nationally, in London, and locally – and with local communities. 

“The airport has delivered significant growth in passenger numbers and earnings, which in turn has stimulated economic activity across the local and London economy,” Sir Terry added.

Collier said: “London City Airport is a great business and well placed to take advantage of future growth and new aircraft technologies as we embark on our development programme. 

“We have a dedicated and talented team and I’m very proud of the work we’ve done to build a successful and sustainable business focused on our customers and community.”


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Brian Donohoe, Scotland

The 'wee' man has turned the Airport into a truly International icon

Titus Johnson, USA

Great to see LCY's continued growth. I am proud to have helped the growth in the early and very difficult LCY years. In those days we had to encourage passengers and operators to take a punt and try LCY. They tried, recommended, endorsed. Persistence led to success. Thank you to all the Champions of LCY in the first fifteen years.

Malcolm Ginsberg, London

A good idea for others to think about. Perhaps a reception on the morning of Sunday 5 November this year when the airport is closed, and then the first 'plane taking off at 12.30. Or a family day Saturday PM.

graham stephenson, uk

Wouldn\\'t it be nice if LCY were to invite all those people, who over the years, have made a significant contribution to its brilliant development, to a reunion as a recognition of their contribution. A lot of talented people have made it what it is.