London City Airport expansion plan approved

Exciting news to London City Airport – a £220 million plan to expand this capital city airport was given the all clear. The new and improved airport should be able to handle up to 111,000 permitted annual flights. Currently the airport handles 70,000 annual flights.

According to Newham Council, a decision is still awaited regarding where new runway capacity will be delivered. Some of the aspects of the expansion plans include a noise barrier, flight restrictions and soundproofing packages for residents.

The expansion is said to be completed by 2023 and will feature a new parallel taxiway, 7 new aircraft stands, and terminal building extensions.

The area will also benefit from the addition of 1,500 new jobs.

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