Advertisement
Advertisement
 

London Underground trade unions are planning a 24-hour strike on the Tube from 18:30 on Wednesday 5 August. If the strike goes ahead, Tube services will stop running from 18:30 on Wednesday 5 August until Friday 7 August. There will be no Tubes on Thursday 6 August. We are expecting normal service to resume on Friday. London Underground, Overground and TfL rail services are also set to run as per usual but are likely to be busier than normal. All passengers are advised to check their journey before they travel and allow additional time to get to their destination. 

Click here for regular status updates.

Saturday 8 (05:00 - 19:00) - Sunday 9 August (05:00 - 18:00) apart from Canary Wharf (closed between 04:00 - 18:00): The London Triathlon is taking place and is likely to cause severe disruption for passengers travelling by road to London City Airport. Docklands Light Railway (DLR) services will not be affected and London City Airport station will be open. London Underground, Overground and TfL rail services are also set to run as per usual but are likely to be busier than normal. All passengers are advised to check their journey before they travel and allow additional time to get to their destination. 

Click here here to view the road closure information and map.

Click here to download all road closure information for Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th August.

 
 

News. Media Centre.

Latest news from London City Airport

British Airways: Historic Flight for London City Airport

29/09/2009

British Airways has today (Tuesday, September 29) launched the first longhaul flight from London City Airport – an exclusive, all-business service to New York

Two uniquely configured Airbus A318s will fly twice daily on the new route, which links the hearts of the world’s two biggest financial centres.

The historic launch flight bears British Airways’ most prestigious flight number, BA001, formerly used by Concorde.

Customers on the new service will be the first to be able to send emails, texts and use the internet via an in-flight mobile communications service, provided by OnAir.

For increased convenience customers can check-in for their flight from London City just 15 minutes before departure.

In addition, when they land at JFK Airport, they will be treated as domestic arrivals having already cleared US customs and immigration during a brief refuelling stop at Shannon Airport in the west of Ireland.

The new service features 32 fully flat beds in a cabin specially designed to feel spacious and contemporary.

Willie Walsh, British Airways’ chief executive said: “Our long tradition of delivering world-beating and innovative new services continues with the launch of this unique route.

“For the first time, the City has a tailor-made premium service to New York on its doorstep offering the most productive possible use of time for business people travelling between the two great financial districts.”

Richard Gooding, Chief Executive of London City Airport, said: “Providing long haul services for the first time out of London City is a major milestone in the history of the airport.

“New York is the most demanded destination not currently served from London City. The new route is a key growth opportunity for us and demonstrates the premium nature of London City Airport.”

To underline the premium status of the new service, in-flight dining has been developed in partnership with Roast restaurant, based at London’s Borough Market, to draw upon their expertise in creating menus that feature the best of British produce and regional specialities.

Arriving customers will also be able to enjoy complimentary Health Club access at the London Marriott West India Quay to freshen up before heading into their office or continuing their journey.

Editors note

  • The new service launches with a daily return service on September 29, except Saturday (London City Airport is closed from 12.40pm on Saturday to 11.00am on Sunday), increasing to two a day from mid-October
  • BA001 departs LCY at 1250 and arrives JFK at 1715. BA002 departs JFK at 1830 and arrives at LCY at 0715 the following day
  • BA003 departs LCY at 1600 and arrives at JFK at 2025. BA004 departs JFK at 2150 and arrives at LCY at 1025 the following day
  • Tickets are priced at 10 per cent above similar business class fares from Heathrow. The cheapest return is £1,901.10

Further information

Rupa.Haria@londoncityairport.com

Search news stories

Get in touch.

For more on media relations.

For enquiries regarding specific flights, routes or aircraft please contact the airline directly.

Picture of Jeremy

Jeremy Probert
Corporate Communications Director

Tel: +44 (0)20 7646 0132

Email Jeremy directly >
Picture of Charlotte

Charlotte Beeching
Head of Communications

Tel: +44 (0)20 7646 0132

Email Charlotte directly >

Out of hours urgent media enquiries only: 07747 103 884 / 07798 708 163

Please note - the press office does not deal with marketing, advertising or sponsorship. Please contact the switchboard on 0207 646 0000/88 and ask for the relevant department.

LCY Tweets

Upload your #NoFilterLCY pictures for a chance to win flight vouchers http://t.co/gVseZWfJXJ or vote for your favourite for a chance to win!
@29bus no real ales, but City Bar have Meantime pale ale & John Smiths
.@LinksofLondon Afternoon Tea collection is now available, if you're flying from LCY be sure to pop in! http://t.co/cHiZflHXOt
@MoodyBastert Please DM us with your name and address.
RT @ATRSurveys: Great view of the Olympic Stadium from our @flybe flight from @LondonCityAir to Exeter this morning! http://t.co/hnx0GSZMuc
@MoodyBastert We'll check in with the team and come back to you shortly.
@markphythian Morning, for info on your flight you'll need to get in touch with your airline, numbers here http://t.co/AvhFR0TDE6
Passengers please note there will be no London Underground services for 24hours beginning 6.30pm tomorrow http://t.co/8gxZkmoia4
@MrRossHallam ..from Euston. Please refer to TFL website for more info http://t.co/L9ZaJRK22J
@MrRossHallam DLR services, including London City Airport station will run as normal, however you will need to find alternative transport..
@29bus Hi there, we don't have a prayer room at LCY.
@DippersWard Great photo! To enter, upload your picture here http://t.co/gVseZWfJXJ
@smileybassbone Enjoy and have a great flight!
@graegraegrae We'll see what we can do, if you head to City Bar and ask Jonathan he can arrange for you!
@SwipeRightJoe there is, we have Aelia Duty Free, WHSmith, Boots, Hugo Boss, Links of London http://t.co/dfZqk1OYLt
@Chachasmith Clearly more coffee is needed...
@Chachasmith Sorry, our mistake, the Premier Inn is 20 mins walk. Travelodge is 5 mins http://t.co/lE1WUGMU35
Until 31st August spend £50 in @AeliaDutyFreeUK and enjoy a free travel beauty bag! http://t.co/I088RE4PRy
@Chachasmith Hi there, there's a Premier Inn right next door to the airport, approx 5 minute walk http://t.co/4MMhHRIffz
Did you know you can get free WiFi at LCY, click here to pre-register http://t.co/ME4e7rcNbA #ttot
Follow Us Facebook Twitter Google + icon Google+ YouTube icon Youtube instagram icon Instagram

Sign up. For news on competitions, new routes and articles. Be the first to know with our newsletter.

Parking

Car parking pre-book online.

Save up to 60% >

Holiday

Book your holiday.

Click here now >

LCY icon

London City Airport

See all destinations >.

Sign up. For news on competitions, new routes and articles. Be the first to know with our newsletter:
Submit >