A UK airport has submitted plans to add more flights onto its weekend schedule in a boost for holidaymakers.
London City Airport, which is mainly used by business travellers, is looking to add an additional 15 flights onto its Saturday service.
The airport, which is situated in the heart of the English capital, currently has a 1pm cut-off time for Saturday flights.
But the proposed plans would see 12 more planes operating between 6.30pm to 7.30pm during the summer months.
An additional three flights would also run throughout the morning too.
While the airport wants to maintain its yearly flight limit (set at 110,000), it is hoping to increase it’s passenger numbers by 2.5million per year.
The plans were submitted by Newham Council in December 2022, and a public consultation is now underway.
Despite the boost for holidaymakers and business travellers, the campaign group HACAN East is opposed to the plans.
The group claim that flights are noisy when flying overhead but the airport has said that the promise of additional flights could incentivise the airport to invest in quieter aircrafts.
This isn’t the first time that London City Airport has attempted to extend its weekend cut off time.
Lat year the airport put forward plans to allow flights until 10pm on Saturdays, but the proposal was scrapped because of fierce opposition from locals.
The public consultation regarding the proposed plans will close on February 27.
Airports across the country are seeking to increase their offerings to holidaymakers this year.
Plymouth City Council leader Richard Bingley is backing a bid to reopen Plymouth Airport after more than a decade.
The airport was closed after leaseholder Sutton Harbour Group (SHG) triggered a so-called “Armageddon clause” that allowed it to stop flights if it was deemed uneconomic.
Swansea Airport has announced a new flight route to and from Exeter Airport, launching this year.
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