Passenger numbers reach new heights at London City Airport

Growth | Leisure & Tourism | South East
London City Airport

July 2018 was the busiest ever month for London City Airport, exceeding all existing records since it opened in 1987.

In total, 471,519 passengers departed or arrived at the East London site between 1st and 31st July 2018 – up 15.7% year-on-year compared to the same period last year.

It’s the third consecutive month that the airport has broken its previous totals. May saw 422,593 passengers use the airport and this number rose in June  to 441,519.

In addition, on Monday 16th July, 20,115 passengers used the airport – the airport’s busiest day ever, tipping over the 20,000 daily passenger mark for the first time.

Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport, said: “It’s the height of summer and not just the busiest time of year for London City Airport, but the busiest we’ve ever been, as more leisure travellers turn to LCY.

“The record monthly passenger figures signal a firm return to growth and points to greater demand, which we are responding to, in order to ensure LCY continues to be loved by its customers. That’s why we are investing £480 million in brand new facilities and infrastructure, transforming our airport for Londoners and visitors.”

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