London City Airport has seen a sharp increase in passenger numbers, with 25 per cent more fliers making their way through the terminal in July than last year.
In total a record 328,155 passengers were recorded during the month, up by 12,600 from the same period of 2012.
New routes added at London City since last summer include Aberdeen, Dresden, Kristiansand, Nuremberg, Paderborn, Rome and Venice.
Additional frequencies to Luxemburg and Milan have also been launched.
Matthew Hall, chief commercial officer, said: “London City Airport is primarily a business airport, which suggests that the summer months would be quieter for us.
“However, with airlines adding more leisure routes and additional business destination frequencies, this summer is so far turning out to be even busier than the winter months.
“While we are delighted that more people are choosing the convenience of LCY, these numbers demonstrate the importance of developing our existing infrastructure.
“We have submitted a planning application for works including an extension to the terminal building, to help us maintain and enhance the level of customer service excellence that our passenger customers rightly expect.”