14 Jul 2017

By: Sport Industry Group

London City Airport has been announced as a supplier to the World Para Athletics Championships at the London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The airport has been providing extensive marketing support in the lead up to the championships at the airport and to their customers.

Niels de Vos, championship director of London 2017 Ltd, said: “London City Airport has been the first calling point for many athletes, officials and spectators so it has been important to put on a special welcome. It is especially good to have the airport based closest to the stadium working with us.”

Liam McKay, director of public affairs at City Airport, said: “London City Airport is delighted to be the official airport of the World Para Athletics Championships. We look forward to welcoming teams, and fans, from around the world to London City Airport, and back to East London, for what promises to be a spectacular festival of sport.”

This year will bring together more than 3000 world-class athletes from more than 200 countries, who will compete in 30 sessions across 20 days as both the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London 2017 are hosted in London this summer.

City Airport, located just 22 minutes from Bank station in East London, has been growing in the past 30 years from an airport that welcomed just 133,000 passengers in 1988 to 4.5 million passengers in 2016. The airport aims to remain an East London business at heart, with over 64% of employees coming from the local area.

Niels de Vos will be speaking at the next Deltatre Sport Industry Breakfast Club event on Wednesday 6th September. To register for the event please click here.