London City Airport

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About London City Airport

London City Airport is an airport in London, England. It's the only airport located within the city of London, and can be found 6 miles from the City of London, and very close to the popular business district of Canary Wharf.

The airport is younger than both London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports, with its first year of operation being 1988.

Despite not being a hub for any airlines, the airport operates regular services for a number of different airlines: Aer Lingus, TAP Air Portugal, British Airways, Alitalia, Flybe, KLM, LOT Polish Airlines, Air Antwerp, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, and Luxair.

 

What is the airport code for London City Airport?

The airport code for London City Airport is LCY.

Airport Location

London City Airport is located in Greater London, in the Royal Docks area of the Borough of Newham. The airport is easy to reach by public transport, or by road.

How to get to London City Airport

Tube - Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Users of the tube can take the Docklands Light Railway to The London City Airport DLR station, which can be found in zone 3.

London Buses

Those who wish to take a bus to and from London City Airport will be pleased to know that the local services are the 473 to Stratford via Plaistow and North Woolwich, and 474 to Canning Town and Manor Park via Beckton and East Ham.

Boat - Thames Clippers

There is currently a new wharf being built nearby, meaning that there will soon be an MBNA Thames Clippers service serving the airport, too.

Car Access and Parking

There is main stay and valet parking available.

 

Facilities

There is a range of facilities at London City Airport, including airport lounges, cashpoints, a post office, shops, restaurants, bureau de change, left luggage facilities and more . All facilities (apart from the airport lounges) are located within the airport's main terminal building

Facilities Include:

  • WIFI
  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Baby care facilities
  • Baggage storage
  • Medical services
  • ATMs
  • Currency exchange
  • Showers
  • Car rental
  • Parking

Lounges at London City Airport

First Class Lounge

Located at: Private Jet Centre

  • Transfer to and from the Private Jet Centre
  • Free premium food
  • Free snacks
  • Free bar
  • WIFI
  • TV screens
  • Flight monitors
  • Shower rooms access
  • Newspapers & magazines
  • Security Lane
  • Car to the plane

 

Business Class Lounge

Located at: Private Jet Centre

  • Transfer to and from the Private Jet Centre
  • Free snacks
  • Free bar
  • WIFI
  • TV screens
  • Flight monitors
  • Shower rooms access
  • Newspapers & magazines

Runways

London City Airport is known for having a short runway - 1,500m (4,900 ft). It also has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P728) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flight training.

Terminals

There is one terminal building at London City Airport, which is small, however, this allows for pre-flight activities to be quick.

Airlines that fly to London City Airport

Here's a list of airlines that use the airport:

AIRLINE COUNTRY FROM
Aer Lingus Ireland
Air Antwerp Belgium
Alitalia Italy
British Airways The Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, USA, France, Portugal, Greece, Croatia
Flybe The Netherlands, Germany, France
KLM The Netherlands
LOT Polish Airlines Hungary, Lithuania, Poland
Lufthansa Germany
Luxair Luxenbourg
Swiss International Air Lines Switzerland
TAP Air Portugal Portugal

Top Destinations

 
Destination Airlines
Amsterdam, The Netherlands British Airways, Flybe, KLM
Edinburgh, Scotland British Airways, Flybe
Dublin, Ireland Aer Lingus, British Airways
Zurich, Switzerland British Airways, Swiss International Air Lines
Milan-Linate, Italy Alitalia, British Airways
Frankfurt, Germany British Airways
Glasgow, Scotland British Airways
Geneva, Switzerland British Airways, Swiss International Air Lines
Belfast-City, Northern Ireland Flybe
Luxembourg Luxair