09 August, 2018

London City Airport has busiest ever month

London City Airport is celebrating after experiencing its busiest ever month, exceeding all existing records since it opened in 1987. 

In July 471,519 passengers departed or arrived at the east London airport, that's up 15.7 percent year-on-year compared to July 2017.   It is the third month in a row that the airport has broken existing records, May saw 422,593 passengers pass through its door and in June some 441,519 people flew in or out of the Docklands airport.

In addition to its busiest ever month, Monday 16th July was the airports busiest single day ever, with some 20,115 passengers using the airport. That's the first time in its history that over 20,000 have passed through the airports terminal in a single day. 

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.”

London City Airport was recently named the best airport of its size in the world and the 28th best overall airport on the planet at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2018. London City also took 3rd place in the Best Airports in Western Europe category.