UK’s London City Airport (LCY) has won the Regional Airport of the Year award at the CAPA world aviation summit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

According to the organisers, LCY established itself as a leader and contributed towards the progress of the aviation industry.

The award category included airports catering for up to 10 million passengers annually.

"This award is the icing on the cake of what has been a momentous year for London City Airport."

London City Airport CEO Declan Collier said: “This award is the icing on the cake of what has been a momentous year for London City Airport.

“In July, the Government granted planning permission for an expansion programme that will transform the airport, creating additional capacity for the London airspace system, welcoming a new generation of aircraft that will open up new destinations, and accommodating 6.5m passengers per year by 2025, up from 4.5m today. 

“While waiting for planning permission, we have been experiencing sustained record growth and managing this with very constrained infrastructure.

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"Crucially, we have done so without compromising the customer experience and continuing to deliver our passenger proposition of 20 minute check in (door to gate) and 15 minute arrival (plane to train).”

Ten airlines currently fly out of LCY, serving more than 40 major European destinations.

In July, the UK Government approved the city airport development programme, which includes the construction of a parallel taxi lane to increase runway capacity, seven new aircraft stands and a terminal extension. 

Once completed, LCY will be able to handle 6.5m passengers per year by 2025.