22 OCTOBER 2018


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Article from BTNews 22 OCTOBER 2018

City airport reverses

While the date has yet to be confirmed, road travellers into London City Airport from next Sunday (28 October) will probably find themselves turning left as they enter the terminal area to drop off passengers.

The re-routing of the roadway will not only speed up arrival for passengers but make it safer for drivers who will not have to cross traffic with those coming in the other direction.

To add to the confusion, it also happens to be the first day after the clocks go back overnight, an advantage, rather than when they go forward, making some people late.

There is no charge for the drop-off, but for collections the fee for the first 15min in the holding area is £3.

In the meantime, work continues apace with the £480m redevelopment of the airport, the emphasis at this stage on increasing the aircraft parking from 14 spaces with another eight over the water, and the introduction of a full taxiway to allow for a substantial increase in aircraft movements.

The new NATS remote control tower is also rising week by week, though its commissioning has been put back until 2020.

The previous short-term parking in front of City Airport House has become part of the construction site and the main car park, which is a longer walk, now offers chargeable Premium Parking. 


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