London City has announced an effort to nearly double the number of passengers passing through its doors each year.

Airport news for London City,Travel on 20/09/2013.

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London City airport has announced an effort to nearly double the number of passengers passing through its doors each year.

According to a Travel Weekly report published at the weekend, the key London gateway is looking to increase annual traffic from about 6 million travellers annually to more than 10 million over the next decade.

Airport officials announced the £200 million scheme this week; the effort will see major expansion and refurbishment work on the Docklands facility in order to accommodate larger planes and improve facilities for passengers. The plan includes the construction of new parking stands and a larger taxi lane, although there are no current plans to add another runway, according to the report.

London City airport chief executive Declan Collier said in a statement that the scheme offers the opportunity to bring up to an addition 1,500 jobs to the local area, in addition to the existing 2,100 positions at the airport.

London City is currently owned by Global Infrastructure Partners and offers flights to 48 regional destinations, according to an official press release.

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