Plans to expand London City Airport has been given the go-ahead which now clears the way for a £200 million investment.

The investment will enable the airport to operate up to a permitted 111,000 annual flights, from 70,000 currently flying. The plans include developing existing infrastructure to increase runway capacity, to allow more take-offs and landings at peak times and accommodate the next generation of quieter, more fuel efficient aircraft. These aircraft have longer ranges and will open up new markets not currently served from London City Airport.

British Airways is celebrating the start of 2015 with news that this year will be their busiest year yet for the airline at London City Airport.

With recently launched flights to Dublin and new summer only routes to the Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini, there will be an additional 465 flights this summer, an increase of five per cent on last year