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Discussion in 'LHR/LGW/LCY/LTN/STN | London Area Airports' started by uggboy, Mar 27, 2015.
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Mayor blocks London City airport expansion
It's actually very sad that Boris Johnson, the mayor of London wants to hinder LCY expansion, oddly his "announcement" comes on the same day as LCY had their best day ever in terms of how many passengers arrived/departed at the airport. Also odd, the local council had already given the green light for LCY expansion plans, so lets hope that the mayor rethinks his veto with regards of the expansion plans which were already approved by Newham council, seeing also that capacity is already constraint in and around London airports. So it would only logical to conclude that LCY expansion should go ahead.
Did he give reasons why?
Noise pollution, but that's the same reason he was against LHR expansion, plus I believe he's still "miffed" because his own idea with a new "Estuary island" airport wasn't approved and thrown out by the commisson which oversees future airport expansion in and around London. Let's hope the rethinks his decision. At the moment LHR and LGW "fight" it out on who's going to build a new runway in the future, in reality all both need more capacity, as does LCY. IMHO, there are way too many bureaucratic hurdles here and the process should be a lot more efficient, smoother, so the airports can get on with their business to serving passengers from around the world, especially when demand is up and the constraints are clear.