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London City Airport set for route expansion

London City Airport is expected to secure permission to increase the number of flights it handles

London City Airport is expected to secure permission to increase the number of flights it handles by 50 per cent by the end of this week.

Newham council is expected to give its approval for the airport to expand the number of routes from 80,000 to 120,000 per year.

The imminently anticipated decision, which reports suggest could be taken as early as July 30th, follows an inspection by council authorities.

London City spokesperson, Rupa Haria, told the Telegraph that the number of leisure travellers, as opposed to businesses passengers, is continuing to increase at the east London airport.

However, the expansion may subject to certain conditions imposed by the council such as a noise level limit.

Accessibility to the airport is also set to improve in the near future, following the approval of a £16 billion rail link between Canary Wharf and London Heathrow Airport.

Part of the Crossrail project, work on the new rail service is not expected to begin until 2010.

The government also hopes that the new link will answer calls for better access to London City Airport while easing tube congestion.

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