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Please find all our latest news releases below. Simply click on the article to see the full story.

Andrew Scott

Senior PR Manager

Liam McKay

Director of Corporate Affairs

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Stop me and fly one

British Airways ice cream van tours East London with London City Airport giveaways and prizes.

LOT launches new connection to Vilnius from London City

From today, LOT’s newly acquired Embraer 190s will operate between Lithuanian capital city and London City Airport.

New report on mental health and transport

Mental illness is costing the country £66.5 billion every year and better transport journeys can help, according to new report

London City Airport attracts next female aviation leaders

London City Airport challenges gender stereotypes with 300 East London students.

Top ranking in Skytrax World Airport Awards 2019

London City Airport awarded top spot for best airport handling under 5 million at Skytrax World Airport Awards 2019

Airport receives London Living Wage accreditation

London City Airport commits to London Living Wage to all workers as it broadens scope as an inclusive and responsible business

British Ambassador to Hungary celebrates Budapest route

British Ambassador to Hungary joins welcomes new LOT Polish Airlines link between London City Airport and Budapest.

London City Airport launches new brand identity

The new brand reinforces its position at the heart of the capital and its commitment to serve London.

London City Airport wins passenger satisfaction award

Airports Council International (ACI) World recognises London City with prestigious Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award

LOT launches new connection to London City from Budapest

New route by LOT Polish Airlines takes passengers right into the heart of London.

Prost! To New Munich flights from London City Airport

British Airways launches new connection to Munich from London City Airport.

Beyond Zone 1: New video series for Londonist

The best of East London is highlighted for visitors – starting with Greenwich

Passengers up by 6.4% in 2018 to 4.8m

London City Airport’s role increasing as record-breaking 4.8 million passengers use airport in 2018 – up 6.4%

LOT launches Warsaw service

The Poland’s flag carrier flies directly from Warsaw to London City (LCY) up to twice a day.

London City Airport releases images of new terminal interior

New concept images depict what the inside of the new airport will look like in 2022, once its £500 million development is complete

London City Airport adds Split Croatia route

No split decision on new Croatian route.

London City Airport staff participate in 12 Days of Giving

Volunteers from London City Airport participate in ‘12 Days of Giving’ and prepare for Christmas dinner for homeless in Newham.

British Ambassador to Poland celebrates Warsaw route

British Ambassador to Poland celebrates Warsaw to London City Airport new route

London City Airport adds first-ever Vilnius route

LOT Polish Airlines announce service from May 2019

Rob Holden CBE announced as new Chairman

Rob Holden will lead the Board and oversee London City Airport as it continues its £500 million development programme.

Aviation Minister joins airport to attract STEM talent

London City Airport joined by Baroness Sugg and businesses to champion STEM subjects to 400 East London school pupils at London ExCeL

Talking Italian at London City Airport

British Airways is celebrating the launch of new flights to the capital city of Rome.

Newcastle adds London City Airport route with Flybe

The north east of England will gain a new double-daily direct air service to London City Airport from Newcastle with Flybe

New video: WWII finds in King George V Dock

London City Airport video lifts lid on extensive unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey and new historic dock finds including WWII shell casings

British Airways announce Munich flights

Flights between LCY and the major German city will begin on 16 February 2019, operating up to 3 times per day

City Airport Development Programme: first video released

New video from London City Airport highlights huge civil engineering works in King George V Dock

Chairman Sir Terry Morgan steps down

Sir Terry Morgan CBE to step down as Chairman of London City Airport

More British Airways routes and aircraft

British Airways to add four additional Embraer E190 aircraft, introduce Rome service and add Zurich frequency

Aer Lingus to operate London City-Dublin route

Aer Lingus will operate London City Airport’s third busiest route from 28th October following leasing deal with CityJet

Smartphone Amnesty

London City Airport gives holidaymakers a break from digital distraction with a Light Phone

London City picks up Corporate Engagement Award

The Gold award recognised the airport's STEM in Aviation Day

Buoyant start to the summer

Passenger numbers continue to reach new heights at London City Airport (LCY)

The pleasure of 'Bleisure'

New research published today by academics at the University of East London (UEL) and commissioned by London City Airport.

London City Debut for Embraer E190-E2

The latest generation of Embraer E190 aircraft makes its first visit to LCY

Flybe to the Fringe

‘Living statue’ surprises LCY passengers

LOT Polish Airlines announce Budapest flights

From 19 February 2019, LOT will offer up to two flights a day utilising four newly acquired Embraer 190 aircraft.

London City Airport’s third annual Volunteering Fortnight

50 staff contribute 400 hours to local initiatives in East London

LOT Polish Airlines to launch Warsaw flights in Jan 2019

From the heart of Europe to the heart of London

London City Airport records busiest Bank Holiday ever

Between Friday 25th and Monday 28th May more than 45,000 passengers travelled

'Summer of Sigala' takes off from London City

DJ charters BA CityFlyer jet to head to Ibiza with Ella Eyre & friends

Royal Docks Meet the Buyer event

London City Airport CEO urges local businesses to bid for new opportunities

Exporting is Great campaign unveiled at London City Airport

Minister for Export and Trade Promotion Baroness Fairhead visits London City Airport to meet airport's CEO and SMEs

Aviation Minister Baroness Sugg visits London City Airport

The Minister meets CEO Robert Sinclair to hear about the airport's development as Government announces Aviation Strategy next steps

Eastern Airways to operate Aberdeen service

Eastern Airways, a franchise partner of Flybe, is to take over operating the Aberdeen – London City route on Monday 7 May 2018

Airport plays Brian Eno 'Music for Airports'

Seminal ambient album installed in terminal to mark its 40th anniversary

DLR strike: Services by TfL

between Canning Town & London City Airport lessens impact on airport passengers

London City Airport records busiest week ever

with over 100,000 passengers and prepares for Easter getaway traffic

London City Airport wins Skytrax award

for Best Airport in the World under 5m passengers

'It's About Time': London City Airport

launches new digital and print advertising campaign alongside brand new website

Brits Abroad:

the average person in the UK has visited 9.58 countries - 37% more countries than in 2013

BAM Nuttall win major contract

London City Airport awards BAM Nuttall major contract for concrete deck extension

Return to business and usual

London City Airport praises expert bomb disposal teams following return to normal flight operations

Inspiring 200 East London teenagers

London City Airport inspires 200 East London teenagers to consider future STEM careers ahead of its £430 million development programme

WW2 ordnance discovery at London City Airport

A chronological list of statements are below, in relation to the discovery of an unexploded WW2 ordnance in...

The first UK airport to ditch plastic straws

Plastic straws are no longer available in any of London City Airport’s food and drink outlets...

4.5 million passengers used LCY in 2017

Amsterdam no.1 destination following 16% growth on route at London City Airport

“WhatsAppy Christmas!”

43% of Brits use instant messaging app to say Merry Christmas to relatives abroad

London City Airport signs 10-year deal with NATS

London City Airport has chosen to continue its relationship with NATS as its air traffic service provider for the next...

Winter is coming

to London City Airport with British Airways

TAP Portugal launch Lisbon service

TAP’s operation between London City Airport and Lisbon launched on 29 October 2017, with the inaugural flight taking off at 7:50pm.

Photography exhibition to mark 30th anniversary...

Of London City Airport charts decades of growth and stunning changes to its Docklands location

London City Airport celebrates 30th anniversary

and reveals updated artists' impressions of airport after £400m development

London City Airport enlists 80s drinks legend

and former Savoy Hotel Head Bartender to create signature cocktail for airport’s 30th birthday

London City Airport crowned Airport of the Year

for 2017 by European Regions Airline Association

VLM Airlines returns to Antwerp route

After an absence of more than nine years, VLM Airlines will be flying again on the historic route between Antwerp Airport...

Wilma Allan announced as new Chief Finance Officer

LCY today announced that following an extensive search and selection process that Wilma Allan will be appointed as its new CFO

SWISS becomes world’s first...

airline to serve London City with the Bombardier C Series

£30,000 in grants

from 30th Anniversary Community Sponsorship Fund

An uplifting 30th birthday celebration

for London City Airport as the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta takes off

Praised by CAA for improved disabled passenger assistance

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has improved its rating of London City Airport’s quality of assistance for disabled passengers...

Robert Sinclair to replace Declan Collier as CEO

London City Airport today announced that following an international search and selection process, Robert Sinclair will be appointed as CEO..

Archive Press Releases

Archive of London City Airport press releases by year

Airport receives London Living Wage accreditation

London City Airport commits to London Living Wage to all workers as it broadens scope as an inclusive and responsible business