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Passenger milestone reached at London City

Passenger milestone reached at London City

London City Airport welcomed its 30 millionth passenger on Sunday (October 17th).

The milestone was reached when passenger Dr Paul Thind departed on flight LX457 to Zurich at 12:45 BST.

The Docklands airport and Swiss International Airlines marked the occasion by hosting a celebration in the gate lounge for all passengers flying to Switzerland’s largest city.

Dr Thind received a complementary bottle of champagne and a pair of return class tickets to Switzerland from London City.

Richard Gooding, the airport’s chief executive, said reaching 30 million passengers is a "significant milestone".

"We are pleased to commemorate this with Swiss, who have been an important contributor to the growth of the Airport since 1992, with over 3.5 million passengers travelling to Switzerland," he commented.

The Civil Aviation Authority revealed last month that 88 percent of scheduled flights arriving or departing from the Docklands airport did so on time.

London City serves more than 30 destinations across the UK, Europe and the US and is in its 23rd year of operations.