17 JUNE 2013


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Article from BTNews 17 JUNE 2013

London City Airport news

Last week London City Airport announced an all time record monthly 315,514 passenger throughput, and 15,697 on Friday 23 May alone.  In its early years the annual number was less than a quarter of a million.

On 30 June the airport celebrates 30 years since a special test flight from Herons Quays (now part of the Canary Wharf complex) took place to pave the way for what is now a key part of the regeneration of East London. 

London City was conceived by the then London Dockland Development Corporation (LDDC) and developed in conjunction with John Mowlem & Co, and Brymon Airways.  The unique concept required planning concept and a public enquiry took place during summer 1983.  This included a test flight by a Brymon DHC Dash 7 on 30 June, the pilots Harry Gee and Richard Saw with Michael Montague Smith, the Inspector and his aviation expert Air Vice Marshal P. B. Young as passengers.  The enquiry ended in October1983 the go-ahead given in August 1984.  The airport was opened by HM The Queen 5 November 1987.

London City currently serves 47 destinations and is expected to move in excess of 3m passengers in 2013. 

Crossrail runs past the airport but does not have a station.  www.lcacc.org/history

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