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The Future of London City Airport

Our £480m airport development programme is underway.

We’re transforming London’s most central airport to make the passenger experience even better and create an airport for the future that serves everyone.

This means:

  • More space
  • World-class facilities
  • New destinations
  • A continued fast, convenient and friendly service for all passengers

The programme is being delivered alongside our delivery partner Bechtel and will see eight new aircraft stands, equivalent to the size of 11 football pitches, being built, the creation of the UK’s first Digital Air Traffic Control Tower, a full length parallel taxiway and the easterly and westerly extensions of the terminal, quadrupling its size.

Throughout, the airport will use the latest energy technology and construction techniques to achieve a BREEAM very good rating.

LCY’s growth will also create even more opportunities for our local communities, including more jobs, more school engagement, more investment and contracts across our supply chain.

Want to know more?

If you have questions about the City Airport Development Programme, or would like to subscribe to a quarterly newsletter, please email

If you want to find out what the City Airport Development Programme means for local people please contact our Community Relations Ambassador, Aaron Uthman at You can find the latest community leaflet here.

If you experience any type of disturbance from the construction works please feel free to contact the 24hr phone number on 0203 8580261.


Below is an indicative timeline of key development programme milestones:

  • Enabling works (25/10/17 - 17/3/18)
  • Digital Air Traffic Control Tower works (12/17 - 12/18)
  • Forecourt reconfiguration (4/18 - 8/18)
  • Piling and decking (6/18 - 2/20)
  • West Terminal Extension (Q4 2018 - Q2 2020)
  • 8 new stands (Q1 2019 - Q4 2020)
  • East Pier Phase 1 (Q3 2019 - Q3 2020)
  • East Pier Phase 2 (Q4 2019 - Q4 2020)
  • East Terminal Extension Phase 1 (Q2 2019 - Q3 2022)

Development Projects

Interim Forecourt

Changes to the airports forecourt operation, including taxi pick up and drop off, commenced on April 21st. More information will follow.