News > Media Centre

Latest news from London City Airport

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 only airport to be named a ‘Business Superbrand’. Ranked alongside other major brands including British Airways, Air France and one of the airport’s owners, AIG, London City Airport once again confirms its importance amongst the business community. 

Commenting on the fête, Richard Gooding OBE, Chief Executive of London City Airport said: “it is exciting to see how, in only 20 years, London City Airport has grown from a small regional airport serving almost 133,000 passengers in its first full year of trading, to a staggering 2.9 million passengers in 2007. More and more business travellers are recognising the benefits of London City Airport as it is located on the doorstep of the City and Canary Wharf. This accolade strengthens our position in the business of travel.” 

London City Airport continues to be the hub of choice as demonstrated by passenger numbers in 2008. In January 2008 it saw a 25 per cent increase over the previous year, with February showing an increase of 23 per cent over the same month last year.

London City Airport is the UK’s leading business airport, reaching 33 UK and European destinations served by 11 of the world’s top airlines. The airport recently made headlines across the globe as British Airways announced its first business-class only transatlantic service to New York on the Airbus 318.

The airport was purchased in October 2006 by a consortium comprising AIG Financial Products Corp. and Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). In 2007, London City Airport experienced a record 2.9 million passengers; a 23 per cent rise over 2006.

Editors note

About Business Superbrands

The Top 500 league of Business Superbrands is compiled by a council of senior business leaders and an independent survey of 1,500 professionals. The list reveals the brands that have established the finest reputations in their fields and make the most impact on the UK business sector. Brands are rated on quality; reliability and distinction. http://www.superbrands.com

Further information

Rupa.Haria@lcy.co.uk or Linda.Alexander@lcy.co.uk

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 Charlotte

Charlotte Beeching
Corporate Communications Director

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

@damienbutler85 We'll check in with the team for you.
Happy Valentines from all at LCY. Don't forget furry handcuffs are not permitted in hand luggage... https://t.co/MyL2t2XWQE
Free bowl of strawberries when you buy a bottle of Champagne or Prosecco at City Bar or Rhubarb! Offer ends Sunday. https://t.co/OaXYriw6M8
British Airways E190 taking flight. Who's travelling from London City Airport this #valentinesweekend? https://t.co/Scz36QWZmQ
@shesback Hi, for info on your flight please get in touch with your airline directly https://t.co/AvhFR0TDE6
Prestat will be in @AeliaDutyFreeUK today doing free tasting until 7pm! #win https://t.co/iSPMTXPjmK
Take off at LCY is unique our flights depart at 5.5 degrees, other airports are 3 degrees #FunFactFriday https://t.co/5iWXDzx9FU
@VollerMartin the direction the planes take off changes according to wind direction #FunFactFriday
@robopigeon thanks will pass this on, have a great flight!
@robopigeon will do, can you let us know what device you're trying to log in with?
@r1b1ker Thanks for feedback, we'll certainly pass this on to the team.
@CRHB87 sorry to read this, this isn't the kind of experience we want our passengers to have. We'll pass on your feedback.
@r1b1ker Thanks, are you able to provide further feedback so we can pass this on?
Free bowl of strawberries when you buy a bottle of Champagne or Prosecco at City Bar or Rhubarb! Offer ends Sunday. https://t.co/RrnfqvAzl2
Vote LCY in the 2016 Most Scenic Airports Poll https://t.co/i1kvBC8M9q @privatefly https://t.co/BxHftszzD1
The world wide web was invented in Geneva! Here's our guide to 24 hours in the majestic city https://t.co/2iKILvvRiG https://t.co/e9SskPLccq
One from the archives a view of the runway in 1987 #tbt https://t.co/bIDJcZlOyO
@ajkiddle Have a great flight!
@ajkiddle Welcome, where are you flying to today?
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 >