LCCI welcome withdrawal of City Hall objections to London City Airport Expansion

Wednesday 11 May 2016                                                                                            

LCCI welcome withdrawal of City Hall objections to London City Airport Expansion

Following the news that new Mayor Sadiq Khan has withdrawn City Hall objections to the airport buying land needed for expansion from the GLA, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has welcomed the decision as beneficial in the short term.

LCCI Chief Executive, Colin Standbridge said : "London City Airport has the potential to increase capacity in the short term so this move is certainly a step in the right direction but must not deter the Government from making a decision about airport expansion in the South -East - especially in light of Heathrow's announcement today."

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NOTES TO EDITOR

  1. LCCI is the capital's most representative business organisation with members ranging in size from multi-national companies to SMEs through to sole traders.
  2. LCCI Chief Exec Colin Stanbridge and Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Sean McKee, are available for further comment and interview.