News. Media Centre.
Latest news from London City Airport

LONDON CITY AIRPORT WELCOMES NEW CHAIRMAN

16/01/2007

Today, Tuesday 16 January 2007, London City Airport welcomed their new Non Executive Chairman, Roy Griffins. Roy joins London City Airport following the last two years as Director General of the Airports Council International in Brussels prior to which he was Director General of Civil Aviation in the UK Department of Transport.

Roy has been appointed by the Airport’s new owners (AIG and GIP) to work with the existing Airport management team to drive the development plans forward in order to maximise the potential of the investment.

Roy believes that London City Airport has a very exciting growth potential: “2006 was an excellent year for the Airport, the route network grew from 26 destinations to 31, and has already increased further this year with the launch of services to Rome. Plus, we reached the 2 million-passenger milestone in a calendar year for the first time.

“Looking ahead I’m confident that 2007 will prove to be equally successful. In order to grow and maximise the potential of the Airport, our immediate plan will be to increase capacity.”

Richard Gooding, Chief Executive for London City Airport is delighted to welcome Roy on board: “We are fortunate to secure Roy Griffins services as Chairman, his commercial experience particularly in air transport and planning will be invaluable as the Airport develops over the next few years.”

Editors note

Roy Griffins spent the last two years as Director General of the Airports Council International in Brussels. Previously MR Griffins had a distinguished, thirty-year career in the British civil and diplomatic service, mostly in international, transport and environment posts. He served as the UK’s Director General of Civil Aviation from 1999 to 2004. During this time he was responsible for the public private partnership of the UK’s national air traffic services (NATS) and the Air Transport White Paper of December 2003, the most important expression of British aviation policy for twenty years, recently reconfirmed as the UK’s long term airports and air transport strategy.

A fluent French speaker, Roy Griffins served in both the UK Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels and in the British Embassy in Washington DC, where his portfolios included air services, aerospace trade, transport, environment and shipping policy. Mr Griffins is a graduate of Bristol University (French and German) and studied at the Sorbonne and the Ecole Nationale d’Adminstration in Paris. He was made Companion of the order of the Bath (CB) in the UK’s 2003 Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Mr Griffins is also the British Chairman of the Channel Tunnel Intergovernmental Commission, a non-executive Director of the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, a member of the Franco-British Council, and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Search news stories

Get in touch.

For more on media relations.

For enquiries regarding specific flights, routes or aircraft please contact the airline directly.

Picture of Jeremy

Jeremy Probert
Corporate Communications Director

Tel: +44 (0)20 7646 0132

Email Jeremy directly >
Picture of Charlotte

Charlotte Beeching
External Communications Manager

Tel: +44 (0)20 7646 0132

Email Charlotte directly >

Out of hours urgent media enquiries only: 07747 103 884 / 07798 708 163

Please note - the press office does not deal with marketing, advertising or sponsorship. Please contact the switchboard on 0207 646 0000/88 and ask for the relevant department.

LCY Tweets

If you're attending #FITUR2015 be sure to stop by stand 4B29 Hall 4 to see our team #FlyLCY http://t.co/DRTHJTzb1R
@sophiellong Have a great flight!
@Marcosc2002 Is there anything we can help with?
Book a city break with a difference for #Valentinesday with our top 10 unusual romantic getaways http://t.co/DYZsmHUToK
RT @flybe: Meet @flybe at @btshowlondon - Olympia 25/26 Feb. Visit stand B250 to discuss your business travel requirements. #btshow @london
We’re late to the party But what great tweets are these Thanks for your love The fabulous @MarianKeyes
Tomorrow we'll be at #FITUR2015 be sure to stop by if you're attending. http://t.co/Hkc41FiLt1
@MarianKeyes Any comments on how we can improve would be greatly received!
DLR strike action has now been postponed. DLR will run a normal service tomorrow and Thursday.
@MikelLustig Hi there, give our team a call and they will be able to assist you further +44 (0)20 7646 0088
Driving to the airport? You can pre book parking for 24+ here http://t.co/Ia0COj41NI #traveltiptuesday
Planned DLR strike action will affect travel to & from London City Airport on Wednesday & Thursday this week http://t.co/9mE10kEMfw
RT @secretcelebrity: City of London from above - @LondonCityAir #London http://t.co/kZoig8QlLM
The Pound has soared to reach a 7 year high against the Euro #LCYTravelTips via @TravelexUK
@chaosranger Sounds great!
When travelling for business or leisure what's your favourite part of the journey? http://t.co/6sXXlJpZEf
@PaolaMarinone Glad you had a good experience with us.
New mapping tool coming soon to help plan your visit to LCY “@lisaocarroll They've already been in Gatwick. http://t.co/kZIJnulOJa
@basedebo where are you flying to today?
Good morning from a sunny LCY, let us know if you're travelling through today!
Follow Us Facebook Twitter Twitter icon Google+ YouTube icon Youtube

Sign up. For news on competitions, new routes and articles. Be the first to know with our newsletter.

Car parking pre-book online.

Save up to 60% >

Book your holiday.

Click here now >

London City Airport

See all destinations >.

Sign up. For news on competitions, new routes and articles. Be the first to know with our newsletter:
Submit >