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LONDON CITY AIRPORT VOTED BEST UK AIRPORT FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS

11/02/2008

Maybe it's the central location, the easy accessibility via public transport and fast check in which contributed to London City Airport being voted best UK Airport by Wanderlust readers. An independent ...read more

 

LONDON CITY AIRPORT ART AWARDS: DATE ANNOUNCED

14/02/2008

London City Airport has launched the 11th Art Awards. Artists and photographers that reside within five miles of the airport are invited to enter the awards, sponsored by the London Borough of Newham.This ...read more

 

London City Airport Joins the UK’s Top Superbrands

04/03/2008

London City Airport this year joins the UK's list of top 500 business brands as it becomes the ...read more

 

GAME SET AND MATCH FOR EYLA AT LONDON CITY AIRPORT’S BADMINTON TOURNAMENT

11/03/2008

The London City Airport doubles badminton tournament took place on Thursday 21 February 2008 with over 30 young people from the Eastside Young Leaders Academy (EYLA) students taking part. London City ...read more

 

British Airways Adds More Glamour to London City Airport with Launch of Nice

03/04/2008

In celebration of the new daily service to Nice with British Airways, the terminal concourse at London City Airport was transformed into a casino on Monday 31 March. Calling on the glamour of Monte Carlo, ...read more

 

London City Airport to Enhance Passenger Experience

11/04/2008

London City Airport, the capital's premier business airport, has undergone significant growth in recent years, with a record 2.9 million passengers travelling through its terminal ...read more

 

London City Airport Tops Out New Aircraft Stands

18/04/2008

To mark the completion of four new aircraft stands on the eastern apron of London City Airport, executives from the airport, Carillion and Atkins, topped out the last remaining patch ...read more

 

Employees on Their Way to Five a Day Thanks to London City Airport

25/04/2008

London City Airport is now providing fresh fruit to over four hundred employees every week. Working in partnership with Community Food Enterprise (CFE), a large selection of fruit is delivered to each ...read more

 

Newham Youngsters Shoot to win the NASSA Primary Basketball League 2008

27/04/2008

West Ham Church Primary School recently triumphed winning the Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA) Primary Basketball League 2008, supported by London City Airport. The League, which ...read more

 

New Dublin Service Direct from the Docklands

23/04/2008

British Airways is further expanding its network at London City Airport with the launch of a new service to Dublin and increased frequency on some existing routes.The ...read more

 

Evening Standard Becomes London City Airport's Exclusive Media Partner - New Joint Eros Card Launched

08/05/2008

Today, the Evening Standard becomes the exclusive media partner of London City Airport as part of a partnership deal signed between both organisations. The Partnership covers the areas of newspaper ...read more

 

London City Airport Accepting Entries for its University Prize Scheme

09/05/2008

London City Airport is inviting applications from students entering university in September for its second annual University Prize Scheme. The airport awards successful applicants a sum of £2,000 ...read more

 

British Airways to Bring Even More Fun to Fun Day

15/05/2008

This year's major sponsor of the London City Airport Fun Day, British Airways, is bringing a spectacular show to Newham. The BA Village, located at the east of the arena, will host ...read more

 

Winners Announced: London City Airport Annual Art Awards Sponsored by Newham

23/05/2008

Now in its eleventh year, the annual Art Awards sponsored by London Borough of Newham is a competition for artists and photographers who live locally to the airport. This year, in celebration of Newham ...read more

 

London City Airport's Chief Executive Awarded Business Person of the Year

28/05/2008

Richard Gooding OBE, London City Airport's chief executive, was awarded Business Person of the Year at the prestigious Docklands Business Club and East London Chamber Business Awards gala event, held ...read more

 

London City Airport Partners Poplar, Blackwall and District Rowing Club with a Big Splash

09/06/2008

London City Airport is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Poplar, Blackwall and District Rowing Club (PBDRC) based on the Isle of Dogs. London City Airport has committed a three year sponsorship ...read more

 

Air Show Reaches New Heights at the London City Airport Fun Day

11/06/2008

London's only air show will be taking place at the London City Airport Fun Day on Saturday 5 July. This year the air show promises to be spectacular display including acrobatic aircraft never ...read more

 

Bar TEN 28 Opens at London City Airport

13/06/2008

London City Airport this week opened the newest addition to its existing seven food and beverage outlets - Bar Ten 28. Located in the new extension of the airport's departure lounge, Bar ...read more

 

Gala Bingo makes a house call at the London City Airport Fun Day

18/06/2008

If you hear the words two fat ladies, legs eleven and droopy drawers being called at the Fun Day don't be alarmed as they are just bingo number nicknames. Gala Bingo will be running bingo sessions ...read more

 

Celebrity Shane Richie to Officially Open the London City Airport Fun Day

25/06/2008

Taking place on Saturday 5 July, the London City Airport Fun Day is definitely not to be missed. Shane Richie, comedian, singer and television presenter is probably best known for playing Alfie Moon in ...read more

 

Fun in the Sun with Record Visitor Numbers at the London City Airport Fun Day

10/07/2008

The London City Airport annual Fun Day, now in its 12th year, saw a record number of just over 22,000 visitors on Saturday 5 July. The event, hosted by the airport in aid of Richard House Children's Hospice, ...read more

 

London City Airport helps boost brain power of local school children

28/07/2008

Strengthening the message that learning can be fun, London City Airport has donated six Nintendo DS Lites to Old Palace Primary School. Pupils aged from eight will use the hand held games consoles to ...read more

 

London City Airport helps community reach new heights at the Trust Thamesmead Summer Festival

31/07/2008

The Trust Thamesmead Summer Festival which took place in Birchmere Park was a huge success and attracted over 15,000 people for a family afternoon of fun in the sunshine. The festival was split ...read more

 

London City Airport to Introduce Silent Terminal Policy

11/08/2008

Commencing 18 August, passengers departing from London City Airport will experience a silent terminal with no tannoy announcements made throughout the departure lounge. The move follows extensive ...read more

 

London City Airport teams up with Streetcar

13/08/2008

12 August - a new partnership between London City Airport and Streetcar offers all the convenience of owning your own car, but without the cost and hassle. Streetcar, the largest car club in the ...read more

 

London City Airport and CityJet for Air France partner with Offscreen student expedition

19/08/2008

The Offscreen Education Programme brings the world into the classroom by following the journey of students from London and the Middle East. The students had the opportunity to experience each others' ...read more

 

London City Airport Bosses Mentor Local Students

22/08/2008

Three students living within Newham will receive long-term mentoring from London City Airport's management team. The students were selected through the airport's University Prize Scheme ...read more

 

British Airways brings new routes and new frequency to London City Airport

18/09/2008

British Airways is to launch two new ski routes and increase frequency on existing popular services from London City Airport. From December 15, passengers will be able to take advantage of two ...read more

 

London City Airport helps improve access for local people

22/09/2008

London City Airport welcomes a recent report published by Transport for London (TfL) revealing improved access for people living near the airport site.The report, conducted on behalf of ...read more

 

Global Infrastructure Partners to acquire additional interest in London City Airport

29/09/2008

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AIG-Financial Products' (AIG-FP) 50% interest in London City Airport. The transaction is expected ...read more

 

London City Airport is granted planning approval

08/10/2008

London City Airport tonight welcomes the decision of London Borough of Newham to grant permission to grow the airport to 120,000 flight movements per annum. This decision recognises the ...read more

 

London City Airport wins ERA Airport Achievement Award

10/10/2008

London City Airport, the United Kingdom's leading business airport, was last night awarded the prestigious European Regional Airline Association's (ERA) annual Airport Achievement Award, demonstrating ...read more

 

London City Airport put St Lukes Primary School's poetry in motion

17/10/2008

On a visit to St Lukes Primary School, Canning Town, Richard Gooding OBE, Chief Executive of London City Airport read a selection of the pupil's poetry and was hugely impressed by the quality ...read more

 

London City Airport marks 21 years of operations

27/10/2008

London City Airport (LCY) is celebrating 21 years of operations since the first scheduled flight departed from the Docklands airport on 26 October 1987.To commemorate the occasion, a competition ...read more

 

Lufthansa Launches Mobile Boarding at London City Airport

03/11/2008

From today, Lufthansa passengers travelling from London City Airport will benefit from a mobile boarding pass service. Upon checking-in online, passengers ...read more

 

Portway Primary School says Gracias to London City Airport

13/11/2008

London City Airport has presented its first award for achievement in Modern Foreign Languages to Muhammad Omar Sharif Mudhir from Portway Primary School, Plaistow. Launched exclusively for the school ...read more

 

Aer Arann Debut at London City Airport on Isle of Man Route

24/11/2008

Irish regional airline, Aer Arann will be a new airline at London City Airport when it commences scheduled air services from the Isle of Man on 19 January, 2009. The Dublin-based carrier will ...read more

 

EAT. AT LONDON CITY AIRPORT SUPPORTS LOCAL HOMELESS PROJECTS

02/12/2008

All surplus food produce at EAT., a concession based at London City Airport, is now donated to two local homeless projects - Turnaround Renewal Programme in Forest Gate and St Fidelis Friary in ...read more

 

London City Airport to Commence Phase Two of its Departure Lounge Refurbishments

04/12/2008

A project to overhaul the departure lounge at London City Airport will commence in mid-December 2008. Due for completion in spring 2009, the £1.5 million project will complement the successful ...read more

 

London City Airport wins UK Business Airport award

09/12/2008

London City Airport has been awarded Best UK Airport in this year's Buying Business Travel Diamond Awards. Voted for by Buying ...read more

 

Gassan Diamonds Lands at London City Airport

15/12/2008

Gassan Diamonds, the internationally renowned diamond and Swiss watch specialist, has launched a new store in the departure lounge at London City Airport.Opened ...read more

 

British Airways Orders Fuel Efficient Aircraft Fleet

22/12/2008

British Airways has placed firm orders for a fleet of 11 new generation fuel efficient aircraft that will offer passengers unrivalled levels of space and comfort on board. <p ...read more

 

VLM Airlines and CityJet Optimise 2009 Services from LCY

11/12/2008

CityJet and VLM Airlines, both part of the AIR FRANCE KLM group, have unveiled their plans to optimise their services to the Netherlands in 2009. Amsterdam Schiphol<br ...read more

 

2007 a Record Year for London City Airport

09/01/2008

Passenger numbers at London City Airport reached a record high in 2007 with over 2.9 million people travelling to and from the only airport in London*.London City Airport, ...read more

 

Lufthansa Brings A Burlesque Revival To London City Airport With Launch of Berlin Tegel

15/01/2008

Monday 14 January saw the launch of the new twice-daily Lufthansa service to Berlin-Tegel from London City Airport. The inaugural arriving flight touched down at 0910 and was met by ...read more

 

ENTERPRISING TEN YEAR OLD SWOOPS EASTSIDE YOUNG LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD AGAIN

29/01/2008

Kamal Imafidon from Stratford has been named Eastside Young Leader of the Year 2007 as voted for by a panel of London City Airport judges. Launched by London City Airport in 2005, the Eastside ...read more

 

London City Airport to take a bite of the Big Apple

01/02/2008

British Airways is launching twice daily business class-only flights from London City Airport to New York next year. Flights will operate on an Airbus A318 aircraft with 32 seats on-board. The ...read more

 

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