Security and Baggage

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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.

Sports Equipment

Sports equipmentAllowed in hand baggage?Allowed in hold baggage?
Sports parachuteYESYES
Bat or sports stickNOYES
Rackets (including tennis, squash, badminton)Check with airline before you travelYES
Snooker, pool or billiard cueNOYES
Golf clubsNOYES
Walking/hiking polesNOYES
Ice skatesNOYES
Skateboards and scootersYESYES
Fishing rodsNOYES
Firearms (including replica firearms)NOCheck with airline before your travel
Harpoon or spear gunNOYES
Martial arts equipment, including knuckledusters, clubs, coshes, rice flails and nun chucks.NOYES
Diving equipment (note that oxygen cylinders for diving are not allowed in hold or hand baggage)YESYES
Avalanche rescue back packYESYES
  • This is a London City Airport Rule in line with most UK Airports. This list is not exhaustive.