London City Airport is a one-runway airport intended for STOL (Short Take Off and Landing) airliners and mainly serving the financial district of London. It is located at Docklands, 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 miles) east of Central London, opposite the London Regatta Center in Newham County in East London, England. It was built by the engineering company Maule in 1986-87. In 2007 London City was the fifth airport in London in terms of passengers and flights after Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton and the fifteenth in the UK.
London City Airport has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome License under the number P728, which allows passengers to be transported. Only cars with multiple engines, wide wings and a special certificate of degree 5.5 can operate flights to London City Airport.
City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Location: Docklands, Royal Docks, London
Distance: 11 km east of central London
Official website: www.londoncityairport.com
IATA Code: LHY
ICAO Code: EGLC
London City Airport Terminals
London City Airport is quite small, especially when compared to the other four international London airports. Inside the terminal there are 22 check-in counters and self-service kiosks of Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa, VLM Airlines, KLM, Luxair, Swedish International Airlines International Air Lines) and SAS. There are fourteen departures at London City Airport, four distant hangars in the west are connected by air bus.
London City Airport History
June 6, 1983 The creation of an airport project began, lasting 63 days. By the middle of next year, Nicholas Ridley, Secretary of State for Transport, had agreed with the project, but had requested details. After losing in court, the project was purchased by the Greater London Council in 1985, in May of that year permission was granted for further planning. It was allowed to begin construction.
Construction began shortly after obtaining permission, the first stone in the foundation laid by Prince of Wales Charles on May 29, 1986. The first plane landed on May 31, 1987, and the first commercial flight was completed on October 26, 1987. Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the London City Airport in November of that year. The location of the airport in an overloaded location (the London Terminal Area / TMA) was the subject of a dispute with National Air Traffic Services (NATS). Therefore, a radar was installed to control and ensure safe flights to and from London City Airport.