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London City airport busiest ever

This November saw a 24% increase in passengers travelling via London City airport compared with the same period last year. This makes November the busiest month on record since the airport opened in October 1987.

Growth at the airport doesn't look set to stop. Richard Gooding, Chief Executive of London City Airport, says:

"Looking ahead we are confident that in 2007 passenger numbers will continue to grow, we are forecasting an additional growth of 10%. In order to grow and maximise the potential of the airport, our immediate and longer-term plans will be to increase capacity."

According to Richard Gooding, there are plans to extend the aircraft parking apron and add a further five parking stands to the east at the airport.

At the start of this year London City airport served 26 destinations, but has added five more bringing the total up to 31. The destinations added are Milan, Madrid, Nuremberg, Hamburg and Groningen. In addition, Italian airline Air One will launch a service to Rome in the new year.

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By: Abby Oleksik