London City Airport joins our infrastructure forum in February
London City Airport will join our discussions at our transport and infrastructure forum this February hosted by the law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills, near Liverpool St Station.
Liam McKay originally joined LCY in 2013 and in 2018 became Director of Corporate Affairs, overseeing government, business and community relations, communications and policy matters for the airport.
He was previously responsible for Transport for London Communications and Engagement in Central London during the 2012 Games. He is a member of the Airports Council International Policy Committee as well as a number of other aviation, transport and regeneration bodies.
Liam is a native of Edinburgh, has an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh and a post graduate degree from University College, London.
When Liam spoke at our regeneration forum at Royal Arsenal Woolwich a year ago, the airport was developing plans for 'a cultural welcome' to London as visitors arrive and in September this year, announced that it is supporting East London's creative talent to commission a new site-specific installation to welcome visitors through the international arrivals corridor. Aiming to create an impactful first impression, the installation will encapsulate the spirit of London as an international centre of art and culture and celebrate the airport as a key gateway into the cosmopolitan metropolis.
The airport has also developed a draft masterplan 2020 - 2035, exploring potential adjustments to flexibility of flights, a reconfiguration of the terminal building to allow for increased demand up to 2035 (11 million passengers per year) and the potential for a new Aviation Centre of Excellence.
Three hundred car parking spaces with electric charge points will be provided but a new terminal will not be required or extension to the existing runway. Forecasts suggest that the mix of passengers will broaden in the future with 64% leisure and 36% flying for business purposes.