News. Media Centre.

Latest news from London City Airport

London City Airport Appoints Milligan

23/10/2007
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.

 

-END- 

Further information

Rupa.Haria@lcy.co.uk

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

@GemPinkney can you follow us back so we can DM you?
@GemPinkney could you DM us your details so we can help further?
@Operatraveller so this feedback will be useful to them.
@Operatraveller seating is something we're working on & our security team are currently trialling a new system to speed up process...
@Operatraveller sorry you've not had a great experience with us this morning, we'll certainly pass your feedback on.
@GemPinkney are you still in the airport? Can you speak to someone from @AeliaDutyFreeUK to see if they can help?
@hpkentish may we ask, are you before or after security?
@seeit_wantit No problem.
@seeit_wantit Strange, are you getting any error messages?
@TheBadgersWood Glad to hear it, we'll pass it on. Have a great weekend!
@TheBadgersWood Have a great flight!
The weekend is upon us, where are you travelling to? #HappyFriday http://t.co/jDDweaIrBX
RT @rosso: Discovering #NoFilter Milan with @LondonCityAir - an unfiltered look at Milan through mine & other bloggers' eyes http://t.co/BD
@HuwDavidMartin we'll be sure to pass this feedback on.
@ZariaRomero74 For info on your flight you'll need to get in touch directly with your airline, contact numbers here http://t.co/AvhFR0TDE6
@M_Buchan apologies that you've had to wait this morning.
@M_Buchan if you're still there please go and get yourself a coffee & some breakfast, keep the receipt and the team will reimburse you.
@M_Buchan Sorry to read this, we've spoken to the manager & they're having some staffing issues this morning...
@HuwDavidMartin Sorry to read this, is there anything we can help with?
London City Airport response to Mayor of London's direction to refuse planning permission http://t.co/i9HllSczft
Follow Us Facebook Twitter Google + icon Google+ YouTube icon Youtube

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

Parking

Car parking pre-book online.

Save up to 60% >

Holiday

Book your holiday.

Click here now >

LCY icon

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 >