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Press releases published in 2017

 

Does your work give you a workout? New research from London City Airport suggests airports could be one of the most active workplaces

02/01/2017

London City Airport has surveyed the levels of activity for various roles including airline cabin crew, aircraft marshallers, airport managers and the on-site fire brigade Baggage handlers ...read more

 

London City Airport welcomes record-breaking 4.5 million passengers in 2016 ahead of £344m development

09/01/2017

Expanding routes, investment in facilities and the continued convenience of the only airport actually in London has led to a record-breaking year for London City Airport (LCY). In 2016 the airport, ...read more

 

Unseen retro photos of London City Airport released to mark the start of the 30th anniversary year

11/01/2017

30 images have been published, including 5 unseen pictures by longstanding air traffic engineer Vic Abbott showing how the airport and surrounding skyline ...read more

 

Truman's launches Brick Lane Brews café-bar concept at London City Airport

26/01/2017

Truman's East London's iconic brewery has launched Brick Lane Brews, a new café-bar concept, at London City Airport. This new venture sees the brewery expand its offer to serve ...read more

 

KLM Returns to London City Airport for the first time in almost 8 years

06/02/2017

Today, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and London City Airport launched a new route between London City and Amsterdam, with the inaugural flight landing at 07:20 this morning. The first flight from ...read more

 

British Airways offers almost 2 million seats and a new Skiathos route from London City

01/02/2017

British Airways is offering almost two million seats from London City Airport this summer and launching a new three-times-a-week service to Skiathos. It is the third Greek Island route, alongside ...read more

 

A Decade of Growth for BA CityFlyer at London City Airport

06/03/2017

British Airways is celebrating a decade of success and growth of its regional airline business. BA CityFlyer, the wholly owned British Airways subsidiary, with its headquarters in Manchester, ...read more

 

London City Airport crowned Airport of the Year at the London Transport Awards

06/03/2017

London City Airport has further reason to celebrate its 30th anniversary year having collected the award for Airport of the Year at the 14th Annual London Transport Awards on Thursday 2 March 2017. The ...read more

 

Sir Terry Morgan joins London City Airport to succeed Roy Griffins as Chairman of the Board

07/03/2017

After more than ten years, Roy Griffins is to retire as Chairman of London City Airport. Roy has overseen a period of outstanding growth at the airport and leaves the business in excellent shape to ...read more

 

London City Airport bolsters its premium offer with new Business Lounge

15/03/2017

London City Airport's new Business Lounge will officially open on Monday 20 March, offering a premium customer experience for all passengers at the reasonable price of £35 per person. The ...read more

 

Have a blooming lovely Mother's Day with a weekend in Amsterdam or further afield

21/03/2017

Whisk your Mum to Amsterdam - or one of London City Airport's 45 destinations - this weekend and treat her to seven million flowers, rather than just the usual bouquet. March ...read more

 

London City Airport recognised at Skytrax World Airport Awards 2017

21/03/2017

Just a fortnight after picking up the Airport of the Year award at the London Transport Awards, London City Airport was classified as winner of the Best Airport Category for airports handling up to ...read more

 

London City Airport's job scheme helps its 600th Newham recruit enter the workplace

03/04/2017

The Take Off Into Work job scheme, run by Newham Workplace and London City Airport to help local people into employment, has placed its 600th recruit into a job at the airport. To mark the occasion, ...read more

 

London City Airport announces Declan Collier to stand down as CEO

21/04/2017

London City Airport today announced that Declan Collier has decided to stand down as CEO. An international recruitment firm has been appointed to undertake a search for a new CEO and Declan will be ...read more

 

London City Airport launches 30th Anniversary Community Sponsorship £30,000 Fund

24/04/2017

A new £30,000 fund to support local charities and organisations which enable significant and positive change for communities near London City Airport has been created to mark the airport's ...read more

 

From London City Airport's runway to the catwalk runway of Milan

25/04/2017

Some new young fashion models line up on the runway at London City to celebrate the launch of new British Airways flights to the catwalk runways of Milan. The first of the double-daily flights ...read more

 

London City Airport reveals new outdoor ‘City Welcome’ advertising site

26/04/2017

London City Airport has unveiled a new premium digital welcome site for advertisers, prominently located by the entrance to the airport's Private Jet Centre on the Connaught Road roundabout - ...read more

 

London City Airport to host Lord Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Regatta as part of 30th birthday celebrations

27/04/2017

London City Airport will accommodate the first mass cross-London flight to launch from a major airport, when it plays host to the annual Lord Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Regatta® in June this ...read more

 

London City Airport partners with the National Autistic Society as part of drive to improve passenger experience for all

28/04/2017

London City Airport has teamed up with the National Autistic Society to host a series of Open Days to help make the airport a more accommodating and less daunting place for passengers on the autism ...read more

 

Sun, sea and… jumbo jets? London City Airport survey of aviation enthusiasts finds St Maarten in the Caribbean is a plane spotter’s paradise

15/05/2017

St Maarten is renowned for its pristine beaches and year-round sunshine - but it's also the best place in the world to plane spot, show findings compiled by London City Airport. A ...read more

 

London City Airport to introduce the UK’s first digital air traffic control tower in pioneering step for British aviation

19/05/2017

London City Airport is to become the first UK airport to install a digital air traffic control tower - operational in 2019 The digital solution is a multi-million pound investment ...read more

 

Take Dad on an adventure from London City Airport for Father's Day

15/06/2017

This Father's Day (Sunday 18 June), show your dad just how important he is to the family by taking him on a weekend break for some outdoor adventures. London City Airport's passenger proposition ...read more

 

New Manchester route from London City

18/05/2017

A new air link from London City to the North West of England takes off today (May 18) with the launch of a new weekly British Airways service to Manchester. The Thursday evening flight direct ...read more

 

London City Airport staff contribute 429 hours to East London good causes as part of largest ever Volunteering Fortnight

26/06/2017

More volunteers took part in London City Airport's annual Volunteering Fortnight than ever before, with 61 staff taking time out of their working weeks to participate in the initiative and make ...read more

 

It's all Greek for the new BA route to Skiathos

26/06/2017

All the beauty of the Greek island of Skiathos - home to the hit musical film Mamma Mia! - came to London City Airport today (Monday 26 June) courtesy of the London City Singers. To ...read more

 

London City Airport raises the Pride flag above its terminal to celebrate diversity and the start of London Pride Festival

27/06/2017

To mark this year's London Pride Festival, London City Airport is proudly displaying the Pride rainbow flag at the front of its passenger terminal. The recognisable symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) ...read more

 

London City Airport announces Robert Sinclair to replace Declan Collier as CEO

28/06/2017

London City Airport today announced that following an international search and selection process that Robert Sinclair will be appointed as CEO of London City Airport to replace Declan Collier who is ...read more

 

Bechtel confirmed as City Airport Development Programme Delivery Partner and Peter Adams joins as new Chief Asset and Programme Officer

29/06/2017

As London City Airport prepares for the commencement of its £370m City Airport Development Programme (CADP) later this year, it is delighted to announce two key announcements; • Bechtel ...read more

 

London City Airport to donate £30,000 to Richard House following 30th anniversary bike ride

13/07/2017

One of London City Airport's fundraising focal points of the year is on course to raise £30,000 for Richard House Children's Hospice, a local Newham charity which provides care for ...read more

 

Capital-ising on new routes: British Airways to begin services to Reykjavik, Paris Orly and Prague

18/07/2017

British Airways is to launch new routes from London City Airport to three European capitals, Paris, Prague and Reykjavik, in October. The new services to the three popular cities will mean British ...read more

 

Edinburgh and Dublin among most popular routes as London City Airport braces for summer season

21/07/2017

London City Airport is preparing for a surge in passengers over the peak summer season as international events such as the Edinburgh International Festival and Dublin Horse Show bolster traditional ...read more

 

London City Airport gives travel-friendly 70g jars of commonly confiscated Marmite to passengers

31/07/2017

Marmite is the number one prohibited branded food item confiscated from travellers' hand luggage and in the top ten overall for food items Britain's favourite breakfast ...read more

 

Flybe announces 2018 summer schedule from London City

02/08/2017

Understanding that many of its customers like to plan early to take advantage of the best possible prices, Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, has today (1st August 2017) announced its 2018 ...read more

 

SWISS becomes world’s first airline to serve London City with the Bombardier C Series

09/08/2017

On Tuesday 8 August SWISS became the first airline in the world to offer commercial flights with the Bombardier C Series aircraft to and from London City Airport. The advanced and innovative short- ...read more

 

London City Airport praised by CAA for its improved disabled passenger assistance

11/08/2017

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has improved its rating of London City Airport's quality of assistance for disabled passengers, recognising its provision of help as “good” in ...read more

 

An uplifting 30th birthday celebration for London City Airport as the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta takes off

10/09/2017

At 7.00am this morning, twenty-seven hot air balloons lifted off from London City Airport as part of the 2017 RICOH Lord Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Regatta. It is the first time the regatta ...read more

 

London City Airport distributes £30,000 in grants from 30th Anniversary Community Sponsorship Fund

13/09/2017

London City Airport has confirmed the 15 recipients of its £30,000 30th Anniversary Community Sponsorship Fund. The fund was announced in April and created especially to mark the airport's ...read more

 

London City Airport announces Wilma Allan as new Chief Finance Officer

18/09/2017

London City Airport (LCY) today announced that following an extensive search and selection process that Wilma Allan will be appointed as its new Chief Finance officer. Wilma has over 20 years' ...read more

 

VLM Airlines returns to Antwerp route

06/10/2017

After an absence of more than nine years, VLM Airlines will be flying again on the historic route between Antwerp Airport and London City Airport. Seats are already on sale via the travel agents. Since ...read more

 

European Regions Airline Association crown London City Airport the Airport of the Year 2017

18/10/2017

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) has awarded London City Airport the ERA Airport of the Year 2017 at the association's annual General Assembly in Athens. The airport's ...read more

 

London City Airport enlists 80s drinks legend and former Savoy Hotel Head Bartender to create signature cocktail for airport’s 30th birthday

23/10/2017

Peter Dorelli was Head Bartender at the famous American Bar at the Savoy Hotel from 1984 to 2003, which was crowned the world's best bar last month His retro creation is called ...read more

 

London City Airport celebrates 30th anniversary and reveals updated artists' impressions of airport after £400m development

26/10/2017

Thursday 26 October marks exactly 30 years since the airport's first commercial flights To mark the milestone, the airport has published seven updated artist's impressions ...read more

 

New photography exhibition to mark 30th anniversary of London City Airport charts decades of growth and stunning changes to its Docklands location

26/10/2017

London City Airport: 30 Years in Photographs is a free pop-up photography exhibition in Jubilee Place in the Lower Mall of Canary Wharf It opens today (Thursday 26 October 2017) exactly ...read more

 

TAP Portugal launch Lisbon service

30/10/2017

TAP's operation between London City airport and Lisbon launched on 29 October 2017, with the inaugural flight taking off from London City at 7:50pm. TAP now serves three airports in London, offering ...read more

 

Winter is coming to London City Airport with British Airways

30/10/2017

Winter is coming to London City Airport as a British Airways 'Plane of Thrones' takes off for the mystical land of ‘Winterfell'. Known in more modern, and real life, times as Iceland, ...read more

 

London City Airport signs 10-year deal with NATS

02/11/2017

London City Airport has chosen to continue its relationship with NATS as its air traffic service provider for the next 10 years through a multi-million pound strategic partnership signed this week. NATS ...read more

 

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

10/11/2017

London City Airport's ‘STEM in Aviation Day' at ExCeL London today (Friday 10 November) brings together some of the best innovators in the sector to promote Science, Technology, ...read more

 

“WhatsAppy Christmas!” 43% of Brits use instant messaging app to say Merry Christmas to relatives abroad

18/12/2017

London City Airport finds two thirds of Brits have relatives overseas on Christmas Day Nearly half use WhatsApp to wish them Happy Christmas with only 15% sending a card or letter The ...read more

 

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