Mayor backs London City Airport’s plan to boost flights by half
a 50% increase in flights.
Mr Johnson intervened, saying he wanted the project to meet certain conditions
and that the planning case for a Thames Gateway bridge damaged.
which would see an increase in the number of flights from 80,000 to 120,000 a
year by 2010.
“I strongly recognise and appreciate the contribution City Airport makes to London’s
world city status, and the benefits the airport offers to the City and Canary
it provides for Newham residents. These would be enhanced by the current proposals
and, as such, I offer support for the expansion sought.”
to justify or support. The airport planning application will not cross his desk
but his informal support could help its chances with the local authority and the
position on expanding City Airport.
it’s just going to add to noise problems,” he said.
for green industries, not for an airport that is just going to cause environmental
problems. It’s unnecessary to have an airport there now and the scheduled flights
it has are well served by the Channel Tunnel rail link.”
hours of operation or to bring in night flights. Instead it would increase capacity
during current working hours.
White Paper, which requires operators to maximise use of existing runways before
building new ones.