London City looking pretty: new airport development plan in action
London City Airport celebrates it’s 30th anniversary with a massive reconstruction project. The Pascall+Watson architect bureau has released new 3D-renders of what the terminal will look like after the planned £350 million development programme will take effect.
Upon completion of the airport complex in 2021, the terminal complex will be extended with seven more aircrafts stands and a parallel taxiway to follow. The development will increase the overall airport’s performance pushing capacity by two million passengers by 2025 and adding 33,000 additional flights per year. The unique feature of the project will be UK’s first digital air traffic control tower, operational in 2019.
Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport, stated that «Over the past 30 years, London City Airport has become an intrinsic part of London’s transport system; growing responsibly to a record-breaking 4.6 million annual passengers in 2016. As we celebrate this anniversary, we look to a bright future ahead and the world-class transformation which is soon to commence. The development programme presents the opportunity to create an airport of the future, which will help meet demand in the London market, and increase connectivity».
Meanwhile, London City Airport began celebrating it’s 30th anniversary by creating a special cocktail named «The East End Flyer». The drink will be sold exclusively at the airport’s City Bar for £13.95 as a part of a special birthday cocktail menu which includes other drinks of the 80s like Purple Rain and Air Mail.