Over 100,000 passengers travelled through London City last week, the first time the airport has reached the milestone.

A total of 101,336 travellers passed through the terminal between March 19 and March 25, beating the previous record set in June 2016 by 2 per cent.

Thursday March 22 was also the busiest ever single day in LCY’s history, with 18,607 passengers either departing or arriving into the airport.

A total of 1,525 flights operated last week, with the Amsterdam route being the busiest, carrying 13,374 passengers, followed by Dublin (11,454) and Edinburgh (11,043).

LCY said that strong performances by British Airways and Flybe had been partly responsible for the figures.

The news comes a few months after the airport reported flat passenger growth figures for 2017. At the time CEO Robert Sinclair said he expected strong growth to return in 2018.

Commenting on the latest figures Sinclair said:

“This record-breaking week and expected Easter rush reflects a much bigger trend for London City Airport, as we develop a growing portfolio of leisure routes and attract new passengers, while at the same time maintaining the industry-leading punctuality, ease of use, convenience, customer service and speed that our returning passengers know and love.”

This week TAP Air Portugal launched a new six times weekly service between London City airport and Porto.