London City Airport Appoints Milligan
Retail specialist, Milligan, has been appointed by London City Airport to produce a strategic plan for its growth in time for the Olympic Games in 2012.
Milligan will undertake a six-month strategic review to explore future opportunities in order to improve the customer experience and meet the anticipated increase in passenger demand.
“London City Airport is delighted to be working with Milligan on the next stages of airport development; they will bring much flair and imagination to the planning of the future for our fast growing business,” said Richard Gooding, Chief Executive of London City Airport. “The commitment of our shareholders - AIG Financial Products and Global Infrastructure Partners - to the necessary capital investment to accommodate our growth has been a vital component, ensuring that all airport users will continue to enjoy our excellent service.”
London City Airport, celebrating twenty years of operations, recently submitted a planning application to London Borough of Newham to increase flight movements from the current 80,000 to a proposed 120,000 per year. The increase, utilising the existing facilities at the airport with no new runway, will lead to an additional 1,000 jobs being made available over the next three years. The airport predicts passenger numbers will increase from 2.4million in 2006 to 3.9 million passengers by 2010. As part of the future growth of the airport, Milligan will advise on how the terminal infrastructure can be maximised to support the increase in passenger numbers.
John Milligan, Chief Executive of Milligan, says, “we are still at the very early stages of our work and the first stage for us is always getting a close understanding of the customer and what they want. It is already clear to us that efficiency and speed are the number one requirement and indeed the main reason why London City Airport has built a loyal and growing customer base. The building is now twenty years old and needs modification to cope with the increased demand that has resulted from the success of London as a world financial centre and in particular from the growth of Canary Wharf.”
London City Airport, the only London airport to be located within the M25 corridor, is only minutes away from the site of the 2012 Olympic Games and the new O2 entertainment centre. The DLR was introduced to London City Airport in December 2005, with over 50 per cent of the airport’s passengers now utilising the efficient service with a journey time of only 22 minutes to Bank station. The airport’s Master Plan predicts up to eight million passengers will choose London City Airport by 2030.
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Visibility has improved and flights will be returning to normal but due to earlier weather conditions some flight may experience disruptions
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airlines have certain regulations in which they can operate in too which becomes technical,but today fog has affected both..
Unfortunately in poor conditions like today, our steep approach and small runway become difficult for pilots to land..
We hope it clears soon too. We do apologise for the inconvenience, any latest info we receive we will be sure to post right here.
We are still experiencing low visibility this afternoon. Passengers are advised to call their airlines before travelling to the airport.
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Hi Tom, at present conditions are still very poor outside. Any latest info we receive we will communicate right here.
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Visibility is still poor at LCY this morning. Passengers are advised to call their airlines for more info regarding their flight status.
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Morning, we are experiencing flight disruptions due to poor weather conditions, you should call your airline for more information.
Morning Andy, we are experiencing flight disruptions this AM due to weather conditions, we advise you to contact your airline
Due to poor visibility this morning flights to/from LCY are experiencing disruptions. Passengers should call their airlines for more info.
Visibility has improved now and flights will be returning back to normal, some delays may occur due to earlier weather conditions.