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London City Airport Voted One of World's Top 10 Stunning Landings in 2014

13/05/2014

London City listed as a top global airport approach alongside Nice Côte D'Azur, Rio and Gibraltar, in travel poll conducted by PrivateFly.

London City Airport is one of the world’s most stunning airport landings, according to the results of a poll* conducted by the private jet booking service, PrivateFly.com. The company asked international travel experts and travel fans for their most scenic airport landings in its annual survey.

Major names in the travel industry helped form the 2014 shortlist for the public vote including Bill Prince, deputy editor of GQ magazine; Murdo Morrison, editor of Flight International; David Scowsill, President of the World Travel and Tourism Council; and Patrick Jephson - author, pilot and former equerry to Diana, Princess of Wales.

Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport (LCY) said: “We are naturally very proud of having one of the top ten most awe-inspiring airport approaches in the world. LCY’s location - just three miles from Canary Wharf and seven miles from the City of London - means that passengers flying in can get an aerial view of their office or the place they’re visiting before they land and complete their journey via the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and the London Underground.

“The landmarks of one of the world’s greatest cities make for a breathtaking view, one which even the most jaded of frequent flyer would struggle to tire of.”

London City has made the poll’s top 10 twice previously, in 2013 and 2012. One voter praised "the drama and beauty of flying through the heart of the world's most vibrant and important city”. Another commented "When arriving from the west, the pivot around the Shard, the view of the city of London and of Canary Wharf is a superb way to see the city”.

Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly and an experienced pilot, comments: “The exciting approach into London City offers a bird’s-eye view of one of the world’s most iconic cityscapes, so it’s no surprise we have seen it consistently featured on our top 10 list.

“The poll’s results give travel fans a checklist of global descents to experience at least once in a lifetime. It’s a fascinating mix of major city views, stunning island approaches; and tiny remote airstrips."

The airport receiving the most votes was Nice Côte D’Azur.

The full top ten is as follows:

1) Nice Côte D’Azur, France
2) St Maarten, French Caribbean
3) Barra, Scotland, UK
4) Los Angeles LAX, USA
5) Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
6) Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
7) Gibraltar, UK overseas territory
8) Squamish, Canada
9) London City, UK
10) Queenstown, New Zealand

Further information

*The PrivateFly Best Airport Approaches 2014 poll was conducted in February and March 2014 and received 4,988 individual votes. A total of 202 different global airports received nominations.

To see full details of the results, including images of all ten landings on the list see http://www.privatefly.com/airport-poll/PrivateFlyAirportPollResults2014.html

Images of all top ten landings and more information about the airports are available on request.

Viv Diprose, PrivateFly
Tel: +44 (0)7931 624864
Email: viv@privatefly.com
     Katrina Suppiah, Publicité Ltd
Tel:+44 (0)20 8543 6582
Email: k.suppiah@publicite.co.uk

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