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Amsterdam remains busiest London City route

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LONDON - Following two years impacted by the pandemic, 2022 heralded a return to growth with 3 million passengers choosing to fly to and from the central London hub. The airport expects to attract more first-time passengers in 2023 after investments in its terminal infrastructure and security lanes.

"Amsterdam, with up to 13 daily rotations per day with KLM and British Airways, was the busiest route, with 392,000 passengers flying between the two European capital," the airport said.

Domestically, Edinburgh remained the busiest LCY route, reaching over 302,000 passengers for the year.

2022 also saw new summer sun routes like San Sebastian, Barcelona and Thessaloniki added to the departure board as well as increased summer rotations to the Balearics and Greek Islands.

The airport, which avoided the queues and disruption seen at many other airports over the summer, saw its growth in leisure travel reflected in the top 5 busiest days being split across June and July, peaking on June 6th with 14,418 passengers.

"In 2023, as people plan holidays or business trips, I believe the airport experience will be play an even bigger factor, and the good news for returning and first-time passengers is that we will be making flying through LCY even easier in the year ahead, with significant investments in security and in our departures area underway," London City CEO Robert Sinclair said.

London City flagged future growths in December when the airport applied for its annual cap to be relaxed from 6.5 to 9 million passengers by 2031 and an extension to the operating hours on Saturday from the current closing time of 12.30pm to 6.30 pm, with an additional hour in Summer for arriving flights only.
© | Image: London City Airport | 10/02/2023 09:07

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