Evening Standard - William Mata

London City Airport is looking to increase passenger numbers by three million per year in applying to increase its cap on customers.

The Docklands-based airport has applied to the local Newham council to increase from 6.5 million to 9 million passengers a year by 2031.

Chiefs have also applied to extend their Saturday closing time from 12.30pm to 6.30pm. They are also looking to extend operational hours by 30 minutes in the mornings and evenings on weekdays to allow runway usage between 6.30am and 7am.

Airport chief executive Robert Sinclair said the proposals were designed to “ensure that flying from London City becomes more sustainable,” and have been developed in “close consultation with major airline customers”.

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