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Within this section you'll find information about the Airport and its operational facilities. Should you require further information please contact Bernard Lavelle, whose contacts details are to the right.

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Currency and cash points

There are ATMs (cash points) and Travelex Bureau de Change located throughout the Airport.

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Significant investment has gone into providing a small but sophisticated range of shops and restaurants for passengers. Tax & Duty Free is available allowing passengers to buy perfume, electrical items and top range whiskies. Diamonds or Rolex watches are also available from a specialist store. Shops include Aelia Tax & Duty Free, Gassan Diamonds and WHSmith.

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Bars and restaurants

London City boasts a variety of dining, bar and take-away food available from a range of outlets, some of which are exclusive and bespoke to the Airport. Fine dining is available from the City Bar & Grill or you can choose from the wide range available at Rhubarb. Coffee lovers can grab a latte and croissant at Illy or Caffe Nero.

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Car hire

Car hire can be arranged with Avis, Europcar (inc both National and Alamo) or Hertz. Car hire desks are located next to the Terminal building.

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Security area

Significant investment has been made into expanding and developing the security search area at LCY. In 2011, the number of available security lanes doubled from four to eight to ensure a fast flow of passengers at all times.

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Immigration and baggage area

There are six UK Border Agency immigration desks available for arriving passengers. Within baggage reclaim there are dedicated areas for both international and domestic passengers.

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Runway facilities

London City Airport has one runway, with dual ILS allowing operation from either direction.

  • Runway length : 1199 meters.
  • Runway capacity:  peak 2-hours morning/evening a capacity of 38 movements per hour.
  • Annual capacity of 120,000 movements, (68,000 2011)
  • 18 stands

Runway is operational from 06.30-22.00 Monday to Friday, 06.30-12.30 on Saturday and 12.30 – 22.00 on Sunday.

Runway Designator
* see below
TORA Take-off Run Available1199 metres
(3934 feet)
1199 metres (3934 feet)
Take-off Distance Available
1319 metres
(4327 feet)
1385 metres (4544 feet)
Accelerate-Stop Distance Available
1319 metres
(4327 feet)
1319 metres (4327 feet)
Landing Distance Available
1319 metres
(4327 feet)
1319 metres (4327 feet)
Source UK AIP
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Airport terminal

With the aim of moving passengers from train to plane as quickly as possible, London City Airport is ideal for passengers. Short walks within a small but sophisticated terminal, ensure passengers do not waste time when travelling through the Airport.

London City Airport has a variety of services and facilities including quality retail and catering outlets, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary shoe-shine and extensive power points for laptops and electrical devices.

With comfortable seating in the Departure lounge, the "silent" terminal offers a relaxed and business friendly atmosphere for all passengers. There are no separate business lounges, just business class for all.

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Permitted aircraft

ALL aircraft using the Airport must be of an approved type. To qualify for approval an aircraft must meet specific noise criteria and be capable of making an approach at 5.5 degrees or steeper (this compares with 3 degrees at most other airports). Helicopters and other vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, and single-engined aircraft, are prohibited. Flying for club or leisure purposes is not permitted. Type approval is given by the Airport's Operations and Control Department:

Main scheduled aircraft currently approved for LCY

  • Avro RJ’s
  • EMB 135/170/190
  • DH-8 Q100,200,300,400
  • F50/70
  • ATR42/72
  • S2000
  • D328

Get in touch with us.

For more on route development.

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Bernard A. Levelle (Sales Director)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7646 0666
Mob: +44 (0) 7767 293 829
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7473 9551

London City Airport Ltd, City Aviation House, Royal Docks, London, E16 2PB

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