London City Airport Was Blank Canvas for Art Display
Passengers travelling through London’s business airport can now browse more than just the duty free while they wait to board their flight.
London City Airport has installed an exhibition of the work by Italian artist Carlo Gavazzeni Ricordi. The artworks are on display in the airport before security and in the main departure lounge. Each piece has its own QR code so that a passenger can scan the code and go to a website where they can order the artwork, to be delivered straight to their home.
Matthew Hall, Chief Commercial Officer at London City Airport said: “The installation of these stunning artworks reflects our dedication to creating our airport experience around our passengers. The majority of passengers at LCY are business travellers and high earners. They appreciate fine wine, fine food and fine art and we can now offer all of those things to enjoy in one place while they have a little free time on their hands.
“The exhibition, organised by Art expert Iain Brunt and his company www.gonemodern.com, also represents a trial of new technology for us, using QR codes to enable people to purchase high value items to be delivered direct to their home.”
The work of Carlo Gavazzeni Ricordi received a strong critical recognition earlier this year with the solo exhibition “Theatres of Invention in Rome” at the Hermitage in St Petersburg and Schusev State Museum of Architecture (MUAR) in Moscow. He is one of only a handful of living artists to have held the honour of a solo show at the Hermitage. Carlo uses a range of techniques to create these artworks with the appearance of a painting. His work depicts historical buildings and monuments in various stages of decay and in editions of three only are available.
The works on display at LCY include The Gates of Rome and Theatre inventions. Prices start from £10,000 and the full range can be seen at www.gonemodern.com.
London City Airport (LCY) is the only London airport situated in London itself, just three miles from Canary Wharf, seven miles from the City and 10 miles from London’s West End and linked to all via the Docklands Light Railway. Catering for over 3 million passengers and 70,000 movements annually, in 2012 LCY celebrated its millionth flight, 36 millionth passenger and 25 years of operation. LCY offers a unique rapid transit proposition – a short check in, door to lounge, and a shorter arrival, tarmac to train. 11 airlines fly out of LCY, serving 47 destinations, eight of which were new for 2012, with six further announced in 2013. The airport has permission to increase its operation to 120,000 movements per annum, which it intends to do by 2023. Further information about the airport and its services can be found by browsing our website.
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Visibility has improved now and flights will be returning back to normal, some delays may occur due to earlier weather conditions.
flights have been diverted to various places which dependent on airport slots. The airlines will have more info on this.
once the weather has improved their may be slight delays as things try getting back to normal again.
Hi David,we are expecting conditions to improve for 11 but as the weather can be unpredictable we could not confirm.
Visibility is still poor this morning,affected passengers are advised to contact their airlines for more info regarding their flight status.
Hi Kit, If you get off at Royal Albert station, which is on the DLR, it will give you the best views.
Due to low visibility this morning flights to/from LCY are experiencing disruptions. Passengers should call their airlines for more info.
Hi Andy, how long were you waiting for at security ? We will pass on your feedback to our terminal team.
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Hi Alec, we have not received any info that suggests flights will be disrupted for Tuesday. We anticipate a normal service.
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flights are being affected by technical problems at the NATS control centre, please contact your airline for flight info.
Flights are being affected by technical problems at the NATS control centre, please contact your airline for further information.
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Due to technical issues at the NATS control centre,which controls London's airspace,flights are being disrupted across all London airports..