London City Airport’s new two-minute animation offers a glimpse of the future passenger experience at the airport, London’s most central.
The video fly-through, created by the visualization team at design and engineering consultancy Atkins, conveys what the passenger experience will be like at London City Airport following a £500m (US$620m) transformation, with major new facilities coming on stream in 2022.
The computer-generated animation depicts the airport journey of two pairs of passengers – a departing leisure couple and arriving business travelers – reflecting London City Airport’s evolving customer base.
While business travel to and from the capital remains at the core of London City’s proposition, over the coming years, the proportion of leisure passengers is expected to continue to increase, reflecting the airport’s broader role, changing mix of destinations and growing East London population.
During the animation, the passengers experience the brand-new check-in area, security, departures lounge, baggage claim, dedicated arrivals area and gate lounges. The new terminal will provide more space, better facilities, smart airport experiences, and a greater choice of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, reflecting modern London.
The animation has been published ahead of what is expected to be the airport’s busiest ever summer, with annual passengers forecast to reach 5 million in 2019, and around 6.5 million following the major overhaul.
Peter Adams, chief development officer for London City Airport, said, “We are building a new and impressive gateway for London in the heart of the Royal Docks, on the doorstep of the city and fast-changing East London boroughs.
“This new animation brings to life, for the first time, what customers can expect – be they international visitors to London, leisure city breakers or business travelers. London City Airport will offer an amazing modern airport experience while retaining the speed and efficiency that we know our passengers love.”
The City Airport Development Programme began in 2017 and, in addition to the new terminal facilities, includes eight new aircraft stands and a parallel taxiway, next to the runway.