13. August 2020 - 14:21 Mark

London City Airport Ausbau wird pausiert

London City Airport wird den geplanten Ausbau des Flughafens ab Ende 2020 pausieren. Bis dahin soll die erste Ausbauphase, welche die Fertigstellung einer neuen Taxiway parallel zur Start- und Landebahn und die Eröffnung eines neuen Einreisebereichs mit 10 neuen E-Gates, vorsieht, abgeschlossen werden. Der geplante Ausbau des Terminals wird aufgrund der stark gesunken Nachfrage dagegen verschoben.

“Given our location in the heart of London, and the resilient nature of aviation, the airport and our shareholders remain very confident about the long-term prospects of London City and the vital role we can play in re-connecting London and the British economy as we recover from the shock of COVID-19.

For the time being, we have taken the decision to focus our attention on delivering the vital additional airfield infrastructure which will provide our existing and prospective airline customers with the potential to bring new generation aircraft to this airport in greater numbers, which will be a crucial aspect of how we build a better, more sustainable airport.

Completing the terminal extension and new east pier very much remains part of our future, and, with the foundations for both in place, we stand ready to take those projects forward when demand returns.

In the months ahead we will work with airlines and Government to help restore confidence to the UK aviation market and we will continue to support our local authority and our communities as they plan for life beyond the crisis.” [Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport]

Von London City Airport können mit Amsterdam (AMS), Ibiza (IBZ), Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Bergerac (EGC), Málaga (AGP), Florence (FLR), Nice (NCE), Dublin (DUB), Edinburgh (EDI), Glasgow (GLA), Dundee (DND), Menorca-Mahon (MAH), Teesside (MME), Faro (FAO) und Isle of Man (IOM) derzeit 15 Ziele erreicht werden. Am 31.08.2020 werden Flüge nach Vilnius aufgenommen, am 07.09.2020 kommen Frankfurt und Belfast City hinzu.

Quelle: London City Airport