London City Airport enhances testing facilities ahead of summer season

 Monday, June 21, 2021 


London City Airport has decided to expand its testing capabilities with a new, larger facility in partnership with Collinson. The brand-new facility, located less than a minute from the airport terminal, will be able to administer over 200 tests per hour and will be available to meet increased demand from passengers.

Passengers will be offered a full range of government-approved COVID-19 testing solutions, and for passengers returning from amber list countries, the airport facility will offer a same day Test to Release service. This will enable passengers who receive a negative test result to end their quarantine on day five.

Passengers heading to ‘green’ and amber’ countries are currently required to take several tests both prior to departure and on arrival. Over the past few weeks, the number of people taking tests at London City has doubled showing there is strong acceptance of testing and demand for post-lockdown trips abroad during the summer months.

The investment in a new facility will provide London City with increased testing capacity and the ability to deliver an additional 200-250 test per hour, in line with expected demand, and current airline schedules. Tests are available to both passengers flying from the airport and people looking for a convenient London location to take their test, before flying from another airport.

Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive, London City Airport, said in a statement that authorities still believe there will be a summer getaway, and the investment in this new, larger testing facility is not only testament to that belief, but a demonstration of the commitment to making the London City passenger journey safe, straightforward, and as quick as possible.

He mentioned that the next government reviews are of vital importance and a framework that enables the reopening of international travel this summer need to be placed. He also urged that government to consider what airports and airlines are doing across the world to keep passengers safe and to look to the many countries across Europe where real progress is being made.

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