Security and Baggage
Travelling through security
London City Airport is committed to processing passengers as quickly as possible. Passengers are advised to allow additional time for security processing, particularly during peak times. We appreciate your understanding.
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.
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Be prepared when you reach security
All cabin baggage will be X-ray screened.
Place laptops and large electrical items separately in a tray after removing outer casing or sleeve.
Put coins, keys, mobile phones and other small items in your coat or hand baggage. Place your hand baggage and coat into a tray.
Place any liquid items, correctly bagged, into the tray.
Pushchairs are subject to hand search and walking aids will be X-ray screened.
Wheelchairs will be thoroughly searched.
Due to safety concerns, hoverboards are not permitted in hand luggage or hold luggage when travelling through London City Airport.
The airport has introduced a blanket ban following an investigation by Trading Standards, which found 88% of hoverboards tested were faulty.
Passengers are advised not to travel with hoverboards – any hoverboards found in hand or hold luggage will be confiscated.