22 AUGUST 2022
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Travellers and locals are being invited to comment as part of the London City Airport (LCY) ongoing consultation, with the closing date Friday 9 September.
See BTN 4 July City Airport expansion plans.
LCY is inviting views on additional flexibility to operate on a Saturday afternoon and evening, as well as additional elasticity in the first and last half-hour of daily operations (06:30−07:00 and 22:00−22:30).
No increase to the current annual limit on flights is proposed nor is extra parking being requested.
The airport is holding ten public events and is inviting comment via a website.
Whilst the vital issue of public transport is covered there is no mention of a DLR service to Canary Wharf. The Elizabeth Line is cited but there is a lack of words concerning the possible re-introduction of a station at Silvertown, sacrificed by the outgoing Prime Minister in favour of his doomed Thames Estuary airport scheme.
Not discussed in the consultation is the possibility of a high frequency bus service to Custom House Elizabeth Line station. This could be a temporary solution for central London entry, giving easy access to Excel and the new high-speed railway. Liverpool Street and East Anglia would for the first time be connected to the airport, likewise Farringdon for Thameslink, and Tottenham Court Road, at the heart of the entertainment industry just 18min on the service.
Also not featured in the consultation is the prospect for the return of flights to New York, this time non-stop, and for the future medium-term destinations such as Ankara, Tel Aviv and the Gulf.
Readers are encouraged to make their views known.
All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum
Sir Brian Donohoe, United Kingdom
Get BA to open an Executive Lounge and you would make an 'old' man happy
John Jones, West Ham
For what it is worth the walk from the LCY terminal is less than that associated with several European airports from gate to landside.