London City Airport has appointed Robert Sinclair as chief executive to take over from Declan Collier

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The aerial view of London City (Source: London City Airport)

London City Airport has appointed Bristol Airport's boss Robert Sinclair to replace Declan Collier as chief executive. Sinclair will take up the position on Monday 30 October.

It was announced in April that Collier was stepping down after five years as the airport embarks on the next phase of its development.

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Sinclair, who has had previous stints at Auckland International Airport and in investment banking at UBS, has been at the helm of Bristol Airport since 2008, and has overseen a £160m development programme during his tenure. 


Robert Sinclair (Source: London City Airport)

Sinclair said: “I’m excited to be joining London City Airport. It’s an airport that plays a vital role in connecting Britain, and in particular its business community, globally and through the City Airport development programme it will be able to serve 6.5m passengers per year, and 111,000 flight movements by 2025 – adding much needed aviation capacity at a time when Britain needs it most.”

The airport is preparing for construction on its £350m development programme, due to be completed by the end of 2021.

It will enable the airport to welcome 6.5m passengers per year by 2025; last year it brought in 4.5m.

Sinclair's appointment is the second change up top, after Crossrail chair Sir Terry Morgan came on board as chairman, taking over from Roy Griffins.

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