Security and Baggage

Project Servator

Together, we've got it covered.

Find out more

Prepare for a fast and smooth Security check

When you reach London City Airport’s Security area, an officer will check your hand baggage and clothing to see whether you have any dangerous or banned goods with you. Security can take longer if you have a lot of bags with you, so please put any items you don’t need during your journey into your check-in bags.

Please leave everything in your bag

Thanks to the new CT scanners at London City Airport, you can leave liquids and electronics in your hand baggage at the security check.

Security checklist for travellers

Please follow the instructions on video screens to go through Security as smoothly and speedily as possible:

  • You are no longer required to take liquids, laptops, tablets, or other electronic devices out of your hand baggage.
  • Only liquids and gels in containers of up to 2 litres are allowed in your hand luggage.
  • Please note only one cigarette lighter is allowed per person.
  • Be sure to declare any camera film to the Security Officer before it enters the CT scanner.
  • Always follow the Security officer’s instructions.

Security at the airport isn’t just about screening your bags, find out how we work with The Metropolitan Police and Project Servator.

Baggage rules vary between airlines and the type of ticket purchased. You are advised to check baggage rules with your airline before arriving at London City Airport.

Click here for airline contact details.

Thank you for your cooperation. We wish you a safe and pleasant journey.

Baby food and milk

Providing the baby is travelling with the parent, you are allowed to take sufficient baby food and/or milk for the journey.

For guidance only:

Baby food and baby milkAllowed in hand baggageAllowed in hold baggage
Formula milk, cow’s milk or soya milk for babiesYesYes
Powdered milk (unlimited quantity)YesYes
Sterilised water (can be in any type of container apart from branded containers or flasks?YesYes
Baby food of varying consistenciesYesYes
Yoghurts under 100ml (must be clearly identifiable as a baby’s product)YesYes
Liquid juicesYesYes
Cooling gel and frozen ice packs to cool baby milk (only if the milk and baby are present)YesYes
Expressed breast milk is permitted to be carried in unlimited quantities as long as it is presented in individual containers that do not exceed 2 litres per container. The baby is not required to be present. Milk which has been frozen is not permitted; only expressed milk in liquid form will be allowed and will be subject to testingYesYes
Cooling gel and frozen ice packs to cool expressed breast milk (only if the milk is present)YesYes

N.B. The list is not exhaustive