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Business-oriented London City Airport anticipating a quick passenger rebound

London’s City Airport, close to the financial districts of what claims to be the world’s premier financial centre, has thrived in the past on the needs of the business community.

But that community went AWOL during the coronavirus pandemic, with the exception of the third quarter of 2021, when air travel picked up a little. Many users have got used to online communication, and despite ‘Zoom fatigue’ it may be difficult to entice them back.

Nevertheless, the airport’s management is persevering with its strategy of encouraging corporate travel and the airlines that will support it, against a background of hardly any political support for it being there at all, and the anticipated opening of a rail line which could connect many of its existing passengers to Heathrow Airport, where there are greater frequencies.

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