23 OCTOBER 2017
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Preparations in hand to mark the impending 30th anniversary of London City Airport were given an added impetus last week when LCY was announced as the winner of the prestigious European Regions Airline Association (ERA) Airport of the Year award.
Sponsored this year by the Irish Aviation Authority, the award celebrates the achievements of ERA member airports and is judged by an independent panel of senior industry experts, including past CEOs of European airlines, aviation journalists and academics.
ERA general manager business development Paula Bangle described LCY as “a powerhouse of a regional airport always pushing forward for the best passenger experience in a capacity-constrained space”.
LCY chief commercial officer Richard Hill added: “This is deserved recognition for London City Airport on the European stage in its 30th anniversary year and follows record-breaking passenger growth and a winning formula which differentiates the airport not just in London but across Europe.”
Hill noted the airport was on the cusp of an exciting next chapter, with a £400m development programme and the UK’s first digital air traffic control tower “setting a new standard for the global aviation industry to follow”.
He went on: “Meanwhile, our quick check-in and arrivals process, convenient location and easy public transport access continues to make London City an attractive airport for both business and leisure passengers.”
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