Sustainable Transport at London City Airport

Surface Access Strategy 2018-2025

London City Airport (LCY) is the closest airport to the centre of London. 4.5 million passengers used the airport in 2017 and the £480m privately funded City Airport Development Programme will enable it to serve up to 6.5 million passengers by 2025.

The airport’s speed of passenger processing and its convenient location, with associated rapid public transport links, are highly valued by LCY’s passengers and enable us to offer an unrivalled door-to-door experience.

The rapid public transport links are evidenced by the airport’s high mode share of 69% of passengers using the DLR, Taxi or bus to get to and from the airport. The airport is one of a few important catalysts positively contributing to a rapidly changing east London cityscape with growing development transport pressures and challenges.

It is against this dynamic backdrop that LCY has produced its Airport Surface Access Strategy (ASAS). The ASAS defines the long term approach the airport will take to encouraging air passengers, airport staff and other airport users to travel sustainably. The ASAS has two key targets for the airport to achieve by 2025:

  • Over 75% of air passengers travelling by public transport
  • Fewer than 40% of airport staff to travel by single occupancy private car

This ASAS sets the overarching strategy. New passenger and staff Travel Plans will be produced in 2018 that deliver the specific actions to achieve the aims of the ASAS.

LCY Surface Access Strategy 2017-2025