London City Airport

Airport Information

London City Airport

London City Airport is owned by a consortium, made up of AIMCo, OMERS, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Wren House Infrastructure Management.

London City Airport is one of the largest private sector employment sites in the London Borough of Newham, providing interesting and challenging career opportunities for the local community.

Corporate Reports and Publications
A variety of company reports, covering strategy, reviews and the impact the Airport has had on London’s growth.

Jet Centre
Our experienced team provides a complete corporate aviation package, including flight planning, weather briefings and landing clearances, slot requests, ground handling, flight watch, cleaning, catering, line maintenance, refuelling, baggage and aircraft handling.

Northolt Jet Centre
Based at RAF Northolt, Northolt Jet Centre is an extension of London City Airport Jet Centre providing a fast, hassle free gateway to north and west London, and the Thames Valley.

Airport Profile

  • 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.

  • Air Quality and Carbon Management

    London City Airport is committed to minimising any negative impacts on local air quality. Click here to find out more.

    This commitment is outlined in the airports Carbon Policy. The following sections further describe the ways in which the Airport fulfils this commitment.

    To view current air quality in the local area surrounding the airport please click here.

  • Aerodrome Safeguarding

    Aerodrome safeguarding is a process undertaken by airports to ensure that any development or activity taking place within the vicinity of the aerodrome does not adversely affect the safe and efficient movement of aircraft.

    London City Airport receives over 1000 aerodrome safeguarding consultations a year; these range from children flying their drones or loft extensions to 300 metre skyscrapers, windfarms or wetland parks. We expect the number of consultations to continue increasing as London expands eastwards and more people move to our great city.

    Many large developments in London have also benefitted from seeking our advice on aerodrome safeguarding matters. We can advise from initial design through to construction methodology.

    Aerodrome safeguarding is a legal requirement for an airport under both ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) regulations and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) regulations. Given that London City Airport is the only airport actually in London, safeguarding is of particular importance. Therefore, we operate a comprehensive aerodrome safeguarding policy to ensure the Airport is consulted on planning applications and any other activities which may affect the safe operation of aircraft.

Airport News

Domestic routes to resume as City Airport gears up for the Great British Summer

Key regional connections restored between London City and three Scottish cities in boost for domestic tourism BA CityFlyer to restart flights to Edinburgh on 15th April Loganair’s route to Dundee to resume from 16th April …

London City Helpers programme launched to help local communities in East London recover from Covid-19

The airport’s new community engagement programme to deliver education, employment and volunteering initiatives to support vulnerable local residents Mentoring scheme established to raise disadvantaged young people’s aspirations and support their mental health and wellbeing Volunteers …

London City Airport Travel Survey Story - 72% of frequent flyers want to return to travel when restrictions are lifted

New Survey Insight Points to Summer Lift Off for UK Holidaymakers  A national representative survey commissioned by London City Airport following the Prime Minister’s February 22nd lockdown roadmap points to optimism amongst UK travellers 72% …

London City Airport announces restructuring plans as COVID continues to impact aviation sector

London City Airport today announced crucial restructuring plans to safeguard the airport in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic. The airport has officially opened consultation with staff to explore ways of reducing costs, including voluntary redundancy. …

Record passenger numbers cap strong year for London City Airport

Over five million passengers travelled through London City Airport last year, making 2019 the busiest year in the airport’s history. Publishing its official annual passenger figures, London’s most central airport announced that a total of 5,100,025 …

London City Airport achieves carbon neutral status

London City Airport has reached a significant milestone in its efforts to create a more sustainable future for the airport, with its operations rated as carbon neutral by the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. The respected international …


London City Airport
Royal Docks
United Kingdom
E16 2PB
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