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New Photo Exhibition at London City Airport Celebrates 50 Years Of The Private Jet

All visitors to London City Airport’s main terminal will enjoy a glimpse of the private jet lifestyle this December. The airport is exhibiting the winning images from a recent photography competition – launched by, the private jet booking service, to mark the 50th anniversary of the private jet*.

The photographs will be on display in the upstairs departure area, before security. The exhibition will show the winners in the categories of Ground, Air, Detail, Speed and Crew, chosen by a judging panel of leading names in aviation and travel photography including Jessica Ambats, Craig Easton and Nick Meers.

Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly, commented: “We have launched this exhibition as a stunning, visual celebration of the private jet - an iconic symbol recognised as the pinnacle of air travel. It has been 50 years since the 1963 maiden flight of the Lear Jet in the USA and the next 50 will see many exciting innovations, from biofuels to supersonic private jets.

“London City is the perfect location for the exhibition – Europe’s most efficient and impressive private jet airport, with a unique 'heart of London' location.

“But as London City’s Jet Centre speeds its private jet passengers through in as little as 90 seconds, there wouldn’t be much time for them to view the photography there! So airport visitors can visit the exhibition in the main airport terminal. It’s a great opportunity to showcase private jet travel to a wider London audience.” 

Darren Grover, Chief Operating Officer at London City Airport, said: “We are proud to serve London’s business community, whether they fly by airline or private aviation. Private jets have been a very visible part of life at LCY since the Jet Centre opened in 2002, serving everyone from business people and politicians to celebrities and royalty. We are delighted to mark this milestone in private jet travel.”

Editors note

For more information on the photography competition, to see winning images, runners’ up and details of the judging panel, see

The photography exhibition 50 Years of the Private Jet will be on show from November 28th at London City Airport’s main passenger terminal, in the upstairs departures area. Airport visitors can view the exhibition before security.

*The first flight of the Lear Jet was in 1963, in Wichita, Kansas, USA. PrivateFly has produced an infographic timeline to show key milestones in the last 50 years of private jet travel. This can be viewed and downloaded at

About PrivateFly:

PrivateFly is the leading global booking platform for private jet charter, making it faster, easier and more cost-effective to compare and book private jets. With over 7000 aircraft integrated worldwide, PrivateFly combines innovative technology with a VIP multilingual operations team, available 24 hours.

Further information

Please contact:

Viv Diprose, PrivateFly

T: +44 (0)7931 624864



Katrina Suppiah, Publicité Ltd

T: +44 (0)20 8543 6582


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