The Anonymous Widower

London City Airport Gets Go Ahead For Expansion

Usually, when airports get permission to expand, there are lots of protests and negative copy.

Yesterday, the government gave the go-ahead for expansion of London City Airport.

This article in the Guardian, is generally supportive of the plan and only has one paragraph about protests. The comments from readers seem to be on tha approve side too.

So what will the £344 million, that the airport is spending bring?

  • A bigger terminal with more stands and better taxiways.
  • Bigger and more modern planes will be able to use the airport.
  • 1,600 new jobs.
  • Better bus, taxi and cycle routes.
  • More trains on the DLR.

One of the comments mentioned that the new Bombardier C-series aircraft will be able to fly into the airport. Looking at the specification for this aircraft, it would appear to be designed very much for London City Airport with a 4,350 km range out of the airport.

I shall be trying to use the airport, after my disastrous attempt to fly to Berlin, which resulted in British Airways cancelling the flight the day before at midnight, discouraged me.

July 28, 2016 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | ,

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