More departure lounge changes at London City
Phase 2 of the project to overhaul the departure lounge at London City Airport will commence in mid-December 2008, with completion due in spring 2009. The £1.5 million project follows the successful refurbishment and expansion work undertaken in early 2008.
Phase one included the extension and reconfiguration of the existing terminal space to incorporate some 250 additional passenger seats, an enhanced retail area and a lounge featuring high-speed internet points and live sports screens. Complimentary Wi-Fi access and laptop plug-in points were also introduced.
The space in phase two of the refurbishment will utilise the same soft and warm materials including timber and polished limestone floors; marble surfaces and leather seating. The fresh, contemporary experience already in place in phase one has been well-received by passengers, the airport reports.
“This development forms part of London City Airport and its owner, Global Infrastructure Partners, long-term commitment to our passengers,” remarked chief executive Richard Gooding. “Phase one was completed earlier this year to coincide with the launch of four new aircraft parking stands. This second phase will confirm London City Airport’s status as the UK’s foremost business travel airport.”