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About the Airport

London City Airport is the UK's leading business airport serving destinations across the UK, Europe, New York and connections to the rest of the world through the major European hubs. The Airport continues to win numerous awards for its commitment to customer service.

For more information about London City Airport please contact Geraldine Nolan, click here to send an email.

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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, 14 minutes to Poplar (connecting to Canary Wharf) 17 minutes to Stratford International (for the Olympic Village).

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.

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Checking in

London City Airport boasts lower check-in times than any other airport in London.

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Designed with the business traveller in mind

The Departure Lounge at London City Airport utilises soft, warm materials including timber and polished limestone floors with marble surfaces and leather seating throughout.

To support 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 just relax in tranquility with the "silent departure lounge policy" of no tannoy announcements and no boarding calls.

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Transatlantic service

In 2008, British Airways announced its first business-class only transatlantic service to New York using the Airbus A318. The new service launched in September 2009 and is the first ever transatlantic scheduled flight from London City Airport.

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In May 2008, the Airport completed the largest capital investment programme since first opening, with the construction of four new aircraft parking stands with a connecting pier and gate lounges. The 20,000 square metre stands were constructed on concrete piles over the King George V Dock to provide additional capacity for aircraft on the ground and significantly improve punctuality statistics.

At the same time, the Departure Lounge was extended and refurbished, to increase 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 shareholders to enhance the 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, to increase 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 redevelop the Terminal and passenger search facility. The project began in early 2010 and was completed in autumn 2010.

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  • Non-Executive Chairman: Roy Griffins
  • Chief Executive: Richard Gooding OBE
  • Chief Financial Officer: Patrick Burrows
  • Chief Operating Officer: Darren Grover
  • Cheif Commercial Officer: Matthew Hall

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Get in touch.

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For enquiries regarding specific flights, routes or aircraft please contact the airline directly.

For general media enquiries please email us at

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Andrew Scott
PR Manager

Tel: +44 (0)203 203 2497

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Charlotte Beeching
Corporate Communications Director

Tel: +44 (0)207 646 0132

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Out of hours urgent media enquiries only: 07801 579 273 / 07747 103 884

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.

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