News > Media Centre

Latest news from London City Airport

London City Airport to Commence Phase Two of its Departure Lounge Refurbishments

04/12/2008

A project to overhaul the departure lounge at London City Airport will commence in mid-December 2008. Due for completion in spring 2009, the £1.5 million project will complement the successful refurbishment and expansion work undertaken in early 2008.

The phased redevelopment of the departure lounge has been designed to establish an immediate sense of calm and relaxation, combined with the functionality expected by the airport’s core business traveller audience. Building contractor AA Lovegrove has been awarded the contract to complete the redevelopment, project managed by Atkins Design & Engineering Solutions.

Phase one of the departure lounge refurbishments included the extension and reconfiguration of the existing terminal space to incorporate some 250 additional passenger seats, an enhanced retail offering with WH Smith and Nuance, the new Bar Ten 28 and a lounge featuring high-speed internet points and live sports screens. Complimentary Wi-Fi access and laptop plug-in points were also introduced. The project was completed in May 2008.

The space in phase two of the refurbishment will utilise the same soft and warm materials including timber and polished limestone floors; marble surfaces and leather seating. The clean uncluttered lines and fresh, contemporary overall experience already in place in phase one have been well-received by passengers at London City Airport.

“This development forms part of London City Airport and its owner, Global Infrastructure Partners, long term commitment to our passengers,” said Richard Gooding OBE, Chief Executive of London City Airport. “Phase one was completed earlier this year to coincide with the launch of four new aircraft parking stands. That work, at a cost of some £40 million, has allowed us to significantly improve our operations on the airfield and introduce a unique rest and work space for passengers in the departure lounge. This second phase will confirm London City Airport’s status as the UKs foremost business travel airport.”

London City Airport is the UK’s most successful airport, recording a 23 per cent growth in 2007, compared to an average two per cent growth at all other airports across the country.

Further information

Rupa.Haria@londoncityairport.com

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 Charlotte

Charlotte Beeching
Corporate Communications Director

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

Happy Valentines from all at LCY. Don't forget furry handcuffs are not permitted in hand luggage... https://t.co/MyL2t2XWQE
Free bowl of strawberries when you buy a bottle of Champagne or Prosecco at City Bar or Rhubarb! Offer ends Sunday. https://t.co/OaXYriw6M8
British Airways E190 taking flight. Who's travelling from London City Airport this #valentinesweekend? https://t.co/Scz36QWZmQ
@shesback Hi, for info on your flight please get in touch with your airline directly https://t.co/AvhFR0TDE6
Prestat will be in @AeliaDutyFreeUK today doing free tasting until 7pm! #win https://t.co/iSPMTXPjmK
Take off at LCY is unique our flights depart at 5.5 degrees, other airports are 3 degrees #FunFactFriday https://t.co/5iWXDzx9FU
@VollerMartin the direction the planes take off changes according to wind direction #FunFactFriday
@robopigeon thanks will pass this on, have a great flight!
@robopigeon will do, can you let us know what device you're trying to log in with?
@r1b1ker Thanks for feedback, we'll certainly pass this on to the team.
@CRHB87 sorry to read this, this isn't the kind of experience we want our passengers to have. We'll pass on your feedback.
@r1b1ker Thanks, are you able to provide further feedback so we can pass this on?
Free bowl of strawberries when you buy a bottle of Champagne or Prosecco at City Bar or Rhubarb! Offer ends Sunday. https://t.co/RrnfqvAzl2
Vote LCY in the 2016 Most Scenic Airports Poll https://t.co/i1kvBC8M9q @privatefly https://t.co/BxHftszzD1
The world wide web was invented in Geneva! Here's our guide to 24 hours in the majestic city https://t.co/2iKILvvRiG https://t.co/e9SskPLccq
One from the archives a view of the runway in 1987 #tbt https://t.co/bIDJcZlOyO
@ajkiddle Have a great flight!
@ajkiddle Welcome, where are you flying to today?
@IanSymes We're working on it, thanks for your patience.
Follow Us Facebook Twitter Google + icon Google+ YouTube icon Youtube instagram icon Instagram

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 >