Mitie has been awarded a two-year contract extension with London City Airport.
The company has provided security services at the airport since 2016. It will continue to supply behind-the-scenes security by screening baggage items and manned guarding and access control at the 120-acre site when the airport is closed at night.
More than 20,000 disabled passengers are transported directly from the kerbside through to the aircraft every year. As part of the airport's aim to be the most accessible airport in the UK, Mitie's passengers with reduced mobility (PRM) team will continue to work closely with the client to spearhead this important service, implementing a range of initiatives to improve the flying experience for disabled passengers.
As part of the contract, all 64 Mitie employees contracted directly by the airport have been uplifted to the London Living Wage of £10.75 an hour, following the airport's living wage accreditation in March. London City Airport is also an early adopter of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard, a commitment to achieve a set of best practice employment benchmarks. London City Airport is the first UK airport to achieve both milestones.
Jason Towse, managing director of business services at Mitie, said: "Our people work tirelessly protecting the millions of passengers passing through London City Airport every year and I am proud and delighted that they will benefit from the increase to London Living Wage."
Ian Cowie, director of customer operations at London City Airport, said: "Mitie continues to offer an essential and professional service for London City Airport, ranging from high-quality assistance for our passengers with reduced mobility, to comprehensive and knowledgeable security expertise, to help keep London's most central airport safe and secure.
"Following the airport's recent accreditation as a living wage employer, it's been a pleasure to work with them, as one of our direct suppliers, to roll out the London Living Wage, and we look forward to an ongoing partnership."