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London City Airport


London City Airport

London City Airport  is an airport in London. some  11 km, 6.9 miles east of the City of London

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It is located on a former Docklands site  and is only three miles away from the business centre of Canary Wharf, its proximity to the two business centres of London make it the airport of choice for business passengers.

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Queen Elizabeth II officially opened London City Airport in November 1987, In 1988, the first full year of operation, the airport handled 133,000 passengers., the airport could only be used by a very limited number of aircraft types due to the small runway.

In 1990 the airport handled 230,000 passengers and in 1995 passenger numbers reached half a million.

In 2005, London City Airport DLR station opened on a branch of the Docklands Light Railway, providing rail access to the airport for the first time, and providing fast rail links to Canary Wharf and the City of London. By 2006, more than 2.3 million passengers used London City Airport.

In September 2009, British Airways commenced the first scheduled transatlantic flights from the airport, with a twice daily service to New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport using a specially configured Airbus A318 aircraft.
In 2013, London City served over 3.3 million passengers,  a record total for the airport. It was the fifth busiest airport in terms of passengers and aircraft movements serving the London area after Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton and the 15th busiest in the UK
Due to the airport’s proximity to Central London, it has stringent rules imposed to limit the noise impact from aircraft operations.

Operations are restricted to 06:30 to 22:30 Monday to Friday, 06:30 to 13:00 on Saturdays and 12:30 to 22:30 on Sundays.

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Being a small airport the restaurants, cafes and shopping choices are more limited.

London City Airport has free Wi-Fi for all its passengers,
Left Luggage
Car hire
Currency Exchange

Unusual facility is
Shine Corp, the city shoe shine company provides a complimentary shoe shine service on behalf of London City Airport.
Shine Corp also provides a complimentary jacket steaming services for all London City Airport passengers.


London City Airport’s postcode is E16 2PX.

London City Airport DLR station is just a few moments from the Terminal entrance with Canning Town (7 minutes) and Stratford (17 minutes). It is also friendly to your pocket being located in Zone 3.

London City Airport is easily accessible by road and is outside the London Congestion Charge zone.

The Terminal entrance is located on Hartmann Road, London E16 2PX.

Onsite parking is located just a few minutes away from the terminal entrance, . Discounted car parking is available in advance online

If travelling to the car park please use postcode E16 2PB in your navigation system.

London City Airport have teamed up with minicabit.com so you can arrange cheaper, easier transport direct from your home, office or hotel in over 40 UK cities.

Licensed London black taxis are also available directly outside the Terminal building. The tariffs below are estimates. Please ask your driver for details.

Bayswater £40.00
Buckingham Palace £30.00
Canary Wharf £12.00
City of London £25.00
Covent Garden £25.00
Earls Court £40.00
ExCel Exhibtion Centre £10.00
Oxford Street £30.00
Piccadilly £30.00
South Kensington £35.00
West End £30.00
Westminster £30.00

For more details and booking in procedures , visit the London City Airport Website here

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