London City Airport shelves plans to extend…

London City Airport shelves plans to extend operating hours – has to focus on post-Covid recovery
2020-12-05 17:59:00
London City Airport has published its long-term vision for the future today, after a consultation with residents, passengers and stakeholders. Local community campaign group HACAN East had been concerned by suggestions the airport might seek to increase flights at the weekend, as well as earlier and later each day.  But due to a huge fall in passenger numbers, the airport’s CEO Robert Sinclair says the focus “has to be on recovering” for the foreseeable future.  But it still has the longer term ambition of 151,000 flights per year, up from around 82,000 before Covid, which campaigners fear will have a serious impact on residents and the environment – due to noise and air pollution (as well as carbon). Mr Sinclair said the airport will keep the expansion plans “under review” as the airport recovers from the impact the pandemic.  Changes in future would need to go through the necessary consultation and planning processes.  HACAN East chairman John Stewart said the news was a welcome development and the result of a “huge campaign” by both residents and local councils – and  “Our concern remains that they would like to lift the annual cap on the number of flights to 151,000.”  .Tweet     London City Airport shelves plans to extend operating hours 4 December 2020 By Victoria Munro  (Newham Recorder) The airport published its long-term vision for the future today (Friday, December 4) after a consultation with residents, passengers and stakeholders. Campaign groups like HACAN East were previously concerned by suggestions the airport might seek to increase flights at the weekend, as well as earlier and later each day. However, following a huge drop in passengers due to Covid, CEO Robert Sinclair says the airport’s focus “has to be on recovering” for the foreseeable future. Nonetheless London City Airport has not abandoned its long-term aim of 151,000 flights a year, which campaigners fear will have a serious impact on residents and the environment. In response to “concerns raised by many who responded to the consultation”, the plans state the airport has “no i

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