The only airport actually in London, London City Airport is just two miles from the site of the 2012 Olympic Games; three miles from Canary Wharf and six miles from the City of London. Passengers travelling to and from the airport enjoy fast transfers on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) with a journey time of 22 minutes to Bank and 14 minutes to Poplar (connecting to Canary Wharf).
The Airport’s location on the doorstep of London’s financial district is considered vital to business and plays an integral part in the growth of the UK’s capital city. London City Airport receives considerable support from the business community who recognise the convenient location and ease of use with faster check-in times than any other London airport.
London City Airport boasts the lower check-in times than any other airport in London.
The Departure Lounge at London City Airport utilises soft, warm materials including timber and polished limestone floors with marble surfaces and leather seating throughout.
By observing the needs of passengers, London City Airport has configured the departure lounge with numerous laptop plug-in points and complimentary Wi-Fi access. The lounge offers passengers an uncluttered environment where they can continue to work using smartphone devices or laptops, or relax in tranquility with the ‘silent departure lounge policy of no tannoy announcements or boarding calls.
In 2008 British Airways announced its first business-class only transatlantic service to New York on the Airbus A318. The new service launched in September 2009 and is the first ever transatlantic scheduled flight from London City Airport.
In May 2008 the airport completed the largest ever capital investment programme since first opening. Construction of four new aircraft parking stands with a connecting pier and gate lounges was finished. The 20,000 square metre stands were constructed on concrete piles over the King George V Dock, providing additional capacity for aircraft on the ground and significantly improving punctuality statistics. At the same time, the airport’s departure lounge was extended and refurbished, increasing passenger seating by 250. Common User Self Service (CUSS) kiosks were introduced in the terminal concourse and the outbound baggage handling facility was extended. The total investment by the airport’s shareholders in enhancing infrastructure at London City Airport in 2008 totals some £50 million.
In July 2009, the London Borough of Newham approved the airport’s planning application, increasing the number of permitted flight movements from 80,000 to 120,000 per annum. Throughout its history, the airport has been a catalyst for regeneration and employment in East London.
In September 2009 London City Airport announced a multi-million pound project to redevelopment its terminal and passenger search facility. The project will commence in early 2010 and will be completed in autumn 2010.
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