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London City airport reveals expanded terminal designs

London City Airport has released concept images of what its new terminal will look like following a £500 million revamp.

The building will be extended with the existing facilities reconfigured and modernised by 2022.

The final terminal will be four-times the size of the current one as the Docklands airport seeks to add two million more passengers and 30,000 extra flights a year.

The airport is currently on track to handle a record five million passengers in 2019, an increase of 500,000 on this year.

Airport CEO Robert Sinclair said: “Through our transformation programme, we have a blank canvas and a great opportunity to provide our passengers with an airport experience that truly reflects modern London, the greatest city in the world.

“We welcome millions of visitors to London every year right into the heart of London, and we want to create an unforgettable first and last impression of London, showcasing the very best of the capital and demonstrating it is open for business and thriving.

“Alongside this we will of course maintain an airport experience that is grounded in our fundamentals of providing speed, efficiency, convenience and excellent customer service.

”With the airport’s location in the heart of London’s rapidly regenerating Royal Docks, the River Thames also plays a
role in the design concept, with the interior’s soft curving lines inspired by the fluidity of the river – from materials to the colour palette.

“The 21st century London theme will be reinforced by light features, art installations, graphic wall panels and furniture from
the city’s abundant talent, with large format digital screens providing spaces for storytelling.

“The spaces will provide the opportunity for collaboration with London talent, brands and events, and the airport is seeking partnerships to develop this content.”

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