Today the UK Government has given the go-ahead to LCY to expand. The plan had previously been turned down by Boris Johnson, UK Foreign Secretary when he was the Mayor of London.
The expansion will see the creation of 7 new aircraft stands, a parallel taxiway, and a long awaited expansion to the terminal.
Creating 500 jobs during construction and 1,600 afterwards it will be a passenger friendly improvement. The terminal is dreadfully overcrowded at time, and although not complete until 2019, it is a good start.
The £344m required for the project is being privately funded.
LCY hopes that airlines will take the chance to expand routes to the East Coast of the USA and to The Gulf, Middle East, Turkey and Russia.