Here are images of the new-look £400m London City Airport.
The artist's impressions — created by architects Pascall+Watson — see an extension of the existing terminal by around 40,000m², an added parallel taxiway, and seven new aircraft stands.
It's expected the overhaul will allow 30,000 more flights by 2025. This could mean an additional two million passengers passing through the airport each year.
Declan Collier, outgoing chief executive of London City, said the development "presents the opportunity to create an airport of the future, which will help meet demand in the London market, and increase connectivity".
Like the designs or not, there's one thing we can all agree on — the new airport looks very gold. Maybe that's an intentional signal to potential investors landing in the City: despite Brexit, we can still afford to cast our transport hubs from precious metals.
In 2019, London City Airport is set to get the UK's first remote air traffic control centre. Construction of the new airport begins early 2018, with completion due in 2021.
The first aircraft landed at London City Airport on 31 May 1987. Five year previous, Captain Harry Gee landed a plane at nearby Heron Quays, proving that an airport in the area was feasible.
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