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London City Airport celebrates 25 anniversary with £15m terminal upgrade

05/11/2012
London City Airport is today [Monday November 5] celebrating a quarter of a century in business with the announcement of a £15m investment programme.
Plans include the refurbishment of the Western Pier, with new departure gates and improved lounge facilities, re-development of the International Arrivals Hall and enhancements to baggage handling zones.  Work will begin in early 2013. 
  
In 2012, its 25th year of operation, LCY celebrated its millionth flight, welcomed its 36 millionth passenger, hosted an anniversary visit from The Queen and was named best airport of its size by industry peers at the Airport Council International Europe Awards.   
 
London City Airport was officially opened by The Queen on 5th November 1987.  In its first year of operation four airlines offered flights to three destinations – Brussels, Paris and Plymouth. The airport is currently home to ten airlines flying to 42 destinations across Europe, as well as a twice-daily New York service. 

This year 3.2 million passengers are expected to travel through the airport, which is located just three miles from Canary Wharf and six miles from Bank and is connected to both via the Docklands Light Railway.  

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@appleyard_a No plans at the moment but we can pass this on to @bernardlavelle
@andrbrowne Apologies for congestion we're working to improve our terminal soon, we hope you can bear with us.
@cgunnerh Apologies, we're working on improving our terminal with 600 new seats coming soon. Please find one of our welcome hosts for help.
@reubencook Sorry about this, we'll chase our team.
@Swindoneric Great we'll certainly pass this on, hope you had a great flight!
It's Friday which can only mean one thing, time for a cupcake from @lolascupcakes! What flavour is your favourite? https://t.co/g2DlRfp7yA
@markcatchlove Our winners are always selected at random.
Thanks to all who entered the @flyskywork city break competition, it has now closed. Congratulations to @safronprice who is our winner!
Flavours of Flanders will take place today in Canary Wharf. Visit @cityjet there- https://t.co/eprA6yN1EW https://t.co/EeLqa9yuCG
@christoftenor For further info its best to go to your airline info desk.
@cento_kirk Next time you're flying from LCY, let us know we'll have have a packet of Beef Hula Hoops waiting!
@robhill1008 Excellent, apologies for delays.
@svenringling Morning, apologies for delay, due to technical issues our team are working to get you through as quickly as possible.
@johannakamradt Morning, please check directly with your airline for the latest on your flight.
@hughgmeechan We will, thanks for your feedback and apologies once again.
@cento_kirk Could you ask a member of staff in WHSmith? They may be able to get you some from another branch (in the airport)
@cento_kirk unacceptable, we'll pass this on.
@cento_kirk Apologies for the congestion, we're working on bringing you more seats soon we hope you can bear with us.
@hughgmeechan thanks for letting us know.
@hughgmeechan Our team are investigating.
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