Tech hub boosts City Airport’s business reputation

The opening of a new media and technology hub will cement London City Airport’s reputation as the business traveller’s airport of choice, it has been claimed. 

The lounge, which was created in partnership with media giant Bloomberg, officially opened on Wednesday and will cater specifically for the large number of business passengers who pass through the facility every year. 

Chief executive officer Declan Collier says the agreement will help to set the airport apart from its regional competitors but claimed that its success will rely on keeping up with the ever-changing needs of passengers. 

According to wharf.co.uk, the new 260 square metre space provides passengers with access to 55-inch television screens showing the latest news, six tablet computers, free shoe-shine services and four dedicated terminals. 

Bloomberg president Dan Doctoroff was quoted by moodiereport.com as saying: “LCY’s [London City Airport] customers are business travellers who value the things Bloomberg does best: providing accurate, relevant and timely information that helps them make better business decisions. 

“The Bloomberg Hub at LCY is a great example of this; it is our biggest brand initiative worldwide and reinforces our continued investment in London as a leading global financial centre.”

Recent figures show that 61 per cent of the airport’s passengers travel for business reasons. The lounge has room to accommodate 180 travellers at any one time.