London City Airport
About our airport...
London City Airport is the city’s most central airport, in London’s Royal Docks, an area of rapid regeneration and investment, just five miles from the City of London and close to the dynamic and fast-growing East London.
The UK’s most punctual airport (CAA) is favoured by travellers for its convenient location and unrivalled quick and efficient passenger experience – from the front door to departure lounge in 20 minutes or less. Currently eleven airlines serve 44 domestic, European and U.S. routes and the airport welcomes over 4.5 million passengers per year. A dedicated Jet Centre also operates private and business aviation flights.
Last year the airport celebrated its 30th anniversary, was named the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) Airport of the Year, and welcomed three new airlines – KLM, TAP Air Portugal and VLM. The airport offers an increasingly diverse choice of business and leisure connections – in 2017 adding Skiathos, Reykjavik, Prague and Lisbon to its route map, joined by Porto from March 2018. The three most popular routes by passenger numbers are Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Dublin, with 54% of passengers travelling for business in 2017.
A transformational £480 million development is currently underway to create a world-class gateway for London and deliver a new airport experience for passengers, airlines, businesses and local communities. The City Airport Development Programme includes eight new aircraft stands, a parallel taxiway, and an expanded and reconfigured passenger terminal. Upon completion in 2022, the airport will be able to accommodate 6.5 million passengers, welcoming the next generation of aircraft to develop new trade links and air connectivity for all of London – both business and leisure. In parallel to this, the airport will introduce the UK’s first digital air traffic control tower in 2020.