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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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