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

Summertime Success for London City as Passenger Numbers Soar

640,000 passengers fly from London City Airport over June and July Host of new leisure routes available with Ibiza, Florence & Palma the most popular LCY’s short haul programme set to operate as planned throughout …

London City Airport begins 10-week consultation on changes to its existing planning permission

The Airport expects to welcome 3 million passengers this year and is predicting a return to pre-pandemic passenger numbers (2019) of 5 million, potentially as soon as 2024 The consultation outlines how the airport can …

London City Scoops ACI Europe Digital Transformation Award 

  Airport recognised for pioneering Digital Air Traffic Control Tower project European award notes the successful cross industry partnership working with NATS, SAAB and CAA as integral LCY receives the award at the 32nd Annual …

City Airport surpasses 1m passengers after bumper May

290,000 passengers fly from London City Airport in May, up from 256,000 the previous month Leisure routes proving popular, particularly Florence, Ibiza and Nice Nine new routes to commence in June, including Thessaloniki, Barcelona and …

London City Airport restart shapes up, with fourth consecutive busiest week since the start of the pandemic, signalling boost in passenger confidence

LCY sees its fourth consecutive busiest week, up 40% on February with the airport on track to have its best month since the start of the pandemic. LCY reaches 2019 business traffic share, representing 46% …

London City Airport Community Fund awards £35k to local groups to support East London’s recovery

                London City Airport has announced the successful applicants to its latest round of 2022 grants from the airport’s £75,000 Community Fund. In total, £35,683 of funding has been awarded to 13 local groups and community organisations, …

London City Airport hosts recruitment drive and local business recovery events

The airport welcomed almost 150 attendees to its first jobs fair since the pandemic begun, to showcase current employment opportunities, with nearly 1 in 3 attendees applying for live vacancies. London City Airport, in partnership …

Flights to Milan Linate restart at London City Airport to kickstart summer turnaround

ITA Airways launches triple-daily flights from London City Airport to Milan Linate Airport, starting March 28th, 2022 Route reconnects two major European cities for both business and leisure passengers London City Airport (LCY) today welcomes the …

London City Airport has Electric Feel as seven New Car Charging Stations Open/ Aviation Minister Welcomes London City’s Electric Car Charging Commitment

Three rapid and four fast chargers can now be used by passengers, black cabs and airport staff New investment, installed by UK Power Networks Services and supported by BP Pulse, part of the airport’s drive …

Embraer E190-E2 makes first commercial flight into London City Airport

Thursday 2 September 2021 saw an important debut for London City Airport. At 1749, an Embraer E190-E2 made its first commercial flight into the iconic airport in the centre of the British political and financial …

“We can’t wait to welcome you back” says London City Airport in new passenger video

London City has today released a new video to welcome back and support passengers as they resume travelling through the airport this summer.  Momentum is building at the airport with the restart of more international flights …

London City Airport Expands Testing Facilities in Partnership with Collinson

New facility, located 10 metres from the terminal building, opening in time to provide additional capacity for customers travelling during the peak summer season Facility open for any traveller looking for a convenient central London …

Luxair “Be pride. Be Luxembourg” aircraft lands at London City Airport

On June 11 , a Luxair DeHavilland Q400 aircraft, sporting a new special livery,celebrating pride month, landed at London City Airport. The new livery was designed in partnership with the Luxembourg association Rosa Lëtzebuerg, which has …

London City Airport receives CAA and Public Health England accreditation for new health measures

London City Airport is one of the first airports in the UK to receive the ICAO-approved health accreditation London City Airport will operate more routes this summer and see an increase in passengers, with flights …

London City welcomes return of SWISS flights to Zurich

• SWISS to operate twice-weekly service from LCY to Zurich, with flights resuming from today (Wednesday 12th May) • Key business and leisure connection restored with Switzerland’s largest city ahead of the restart of international travel …

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
Royal Docks
United Kingdom
E16 2PB
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