London City Airport (LCY), the single-runway facility close to the capital’s financial district, is soon to begin a major infrastructure upgrade to accommodate 30,000 additional flights per year.

According to LCY officials, the new facilities will allow for up to 6.5 million passengers by 2025. Plans include expanding the existing terminal and building a new, three-story passenger pier, seven new aircraft stands and a new aircraft taxi lane.

San Francisco-based Bechtel Corp. will manage the development. The company has performed similar work at more than 40 airports in the past decade, including expansion programs at London Gatwick Airport and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.