London City Airport

London City Airport (LCY) in London’s Royal Docks, East London, is the only airport actually situated in London and its location makes it one of the most convenient airports serving the UK capital city – just three miles from Canary Wharf (13 minutes away), seven miles from the City (21 minutes away), and 10 miles from London’s West End.

The 11 commercial airlines which operate from LCY serve around 45 domestic, European and US destinations and the three most popular routes by passenger numbers in 2016 were Edinburgh, Amsterdam and Dublin. In 2016 the airport also welcomed a record-breaking 4.5 million passengers and added several new destinations to its route map, including Bergerac, Berlin and Cardiff.

Around 52% of all LCY passengers travel for business purposes, benefitting from the unique rapid transit proposition – a short and efficient check in (door to lounge) of around 20 minutes, and a speedy arrival (tarmac to train) of around 15 minutes.

London City Airport 30 yearsThe airport was officially opened by The Queen on 5 November 1987, making 2017 the 30th anniversary year for the airport, during which construction will begin on the City Airport Development Programme (CADP), which will enable 6.5 million passengers to travel through the airport’s doors by 2025 and add 30,000 additional flights per year. CADP is a £350 million privately funded investment which includes plans for 7 new aircraft stands, a parallel taxiway to maximise runway capacity, and a terminal extension to accommodate increasing passenger numbers.

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