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Over five million passengers travelled through London City Airport last year, making 2019 the busiest year in the airport’s history - and they have big plans to keep growing.

Over five million passengers travelled through London City Airport last year, making 2019 the busiest year in the airport’s history.

Publishing its official annual passenger figures, London’s most central airport announced that a total of 5,100,025 passengers flew in to and out of the airport in 2019.

The figure is a year-on-year increase of 6.3% which has been driven by the launch of new routes combined with additional flights and larger aircraft with more seats on existing routes. Richard Hill, chief commercial officer, said: “2019 was a very successful year for London City Airport, with increased demand from passengers and airlines, the launch of new routes and expansion of others, and continued high scores for passenger satisfaction.

“It demonstrates that the combination of speed, convenience, excellent customer service and connectivity to and from the heart of London continues to be a recipe for success.

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“That is why we are investing half-a-billion pounds in the transformative City Airport Development Programme to increase capacity and improve our facilities for passengers and airlines.

“This will ensure we can play a greater role in supporting London as an international destination for business and leisure, while also creating more opportunities for people in East London.

“At the same time, we are working on becoming the most sustainable airport in the UK and our Carbon Neutral accreditation announced last month is a significant milestone in that journey.

“With progress on so many fronts, and new routes to San Sebastián and Dundee already announced, 2020 is shaping up to be another successful year for London City Airport.”

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