London City Airport, London, UK

Airport Information

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
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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.

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Indicative Private Jet Charter Prices to/from London City Airport

London City Airport – Le Bourget (one way)
Aircraft: Cessna Citation XLS
Seats: 8
Charter price: 10,100 €

London City Airport – Geneva Cointrin International Airport (one way)
Aircraft: Cessna Citation XLS
Seats: 8
Charter price estimate: 11,300 €

London City Airport – Barcelona 

Aircraft: Nextant 400XT/XTi
Seats: 7
Charter price estimate: 12,340 €

Athens Inter. Airport – London City Airport (one way)

Aircraft: Citation Sovereign
Seats: 9
Charter price estimate: 35,100 €

Facts and details for London City Airport

Lat: 51°30′19″N
Long: 000°03′19″E
Elevation: 19 ft / 6 m
Runway length available: 1,508m (4,948ft)

There are strict rules for the airport regarding the maximum noise level during take-off and landing of aircraft. This, along with the small runway size and high CSC, limits the number of aircraft models that could use London City Airport.

Corporate jets such as the Beechcraft Super King Air, the Cessna Citation Jet series, Hawker 400, Hawker 800, and the various Dassault Falcon business jets are very common. Helicopters are not allowed to stop at the airport for environmental reasons.

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Opening Times

Monday – 06:30-22:30

Tuesday – 06:30-22:30

Wednesday – 06:30-22:30

Thursday – 06:30-22:30

Friday – 06:30-22:30

Saturday – 06:30-13:00

Sunday – 12:30-22:30

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