London City airport receives planning permission to increase flight capacity by more than 50%

London City airport has received planning permission from Newham Council to make investments in its infrastructure to expand capacity at the airport.

London City airport say that additional runway capacity will enable larger aircraft to operate from the airport and enable the number of flights at the airport to increase from 70,000 to 110,000 (a cap imposed by Newham Council).

The development originally proposed by the airport included adding seven aircraft parking stands, extending the terminal building and building a new eastern passenger pier and a new passenger forecourt in front of the terminal building.
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