More business passengers travelled on cheap flights to London during the first three months of this year compared to the same period in 2009.
According to the International Passenger Survey, the growth in business passenger numbers between the two periods stood at five percent, which represents the first quarterly rise since April-June 2007.
It was also revealed that spending by those on business trips increased by 21 percent to nearly £500 million, an impressive figure considering the uncertainty that still surrounds the economy.
Sally Chatterjee, Visit London’s chief executive officer, said the UK capital is continuing its reputation as a "focal point for global business".
"The jump in spending by business visitors is a reflection not just of returning confidence but also of the unrivalled range of restaurants and attractions on offer in the capital," she explained.
The majority of business passengers travelling on flights to London emanated from the US, while large numbers also travelled from France, Spain and Germany.
Earlier this month, London was nominated for the Favourite City Break Destination prize at this year’s British Travel Awards.