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London City Airport is one of five airports in London but it’s the one that is closest to the city itself.

That makes it an ideal destination or departure point for private charter business jets.

London City Airport is located seven miles from the center of London in the Royal Docks in the borough of Newham, three miles from Canary Wharf.

London City Airport

London City Airport at sunset. Picture Credit.

Many business travelers hire private business jets into and out of London City because the two major financial centers of London are Royal Docks and Canary Wharf, which is three miles away. London City Airport handles most of those business travelers and the airport has a business feel to it.

The airport prides itself on being London’s fastest, most punctual and closest to downtown airport.

London City Airport requires additional crew training due to steep approach and the runway is also under 5000 ft long which limits the types of aircraft that can land there.

What is London City Airport’s code?

London City Airport’s IATA code is LCY; London City Airport’s ICAO code is EGLC.

Is it easy to get to London City Airport?

London City Airport is one of the most accessible airports in London. It is a station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), the above-ground portion of the Tube. The DLR and the Tube will take you just about anywhere you want to go in London.

Airport Information for London City Airport (EGLC, LCY)

AIRPORT INFORMATION
ICAOEGLC
IATALCY
LOCATIONLondon, United Kingdom
FACILITY TYPEAIRPORT
Runway Length (ft) Width (ft) Surface Type Elevation (ft)
28/10 4948 98 CON 18.98361

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Why is London City Airport important for travelers on private business jets?

In addition to its location near London’s financial centers, its size – the smallest of London’s five airports – makes it easier and quicker for private business jets. There are fewer people and flights, eliminating much of the hassle of a larger airport.

An Avro RJ85 Taking Off from London City Airport

Aerial View of London City Airport. Picture Credit.

How many terminals and runways does London City Airport have?

A single runway, adjacent to a single terminal, handles most of the short-haul business flights to Europe. Very few long-distance flights – to the United States, for instance – take off from London City Airport.

What airlines use London City Airport?

Carriers using London City Airport include British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM and Swiss International. You can also hire a private business jet from companies like Paramount Business Jets for business travel around Europe.

How far is it from London City Airport to important destinations around the city?

By train, Tube or car, London City Airport is about:

  • An hour to Heathrow
  • 25 minutes to Westminister
  • 22 minutes to the heart of London
  • 14 minutes to Canary Wharf

What does it mean to be the world’s first Bloomberg Hub?

An Avro RJ85 Taking Off from London City Airport

An Avro RJ85 Taking Off from London City Airport. Picture Credit.

According to the Bloomberg Hub’s website, the journey is just a means to an end for business travelers who come to meet clients, make a sale, negotiate a deal or network at an industry conference. So, Bloomberg set about helping business travelers, most of whom hire private business jets to get to London, to better prepare themselves for the business that awaits them. Even when waiting, business travelers are still working.

Bloomberg, attempting to serve the global community of business and financial decision-makers, said there were several reasons it chose London City Airport as its first international hub:

  • London City Airport is London’s business airport of choice with 61 percent of its users traveling on business.
  • More than 50 percent of London City Airport passengers surveyed work for or subscribe to a financial data service, including Bloomberg Professional users.
  • Many travelers are coming from or going to cities where Bloomberg has a strong client base, like Zurich, Geneva, Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt.
  • London City Airport serves an elite clientele with the average income of its passengers -- $150,000 -- the highest of all London airports.

Bloomberg’s choice of London City Airport as its first hub is testimony to the airport’s importance in the world of business.

The hub helps business travelers in five primary ways:

The Media Panel: Located where travelers enter security, the Media Panel consists of six ultra-high-definition screens that show varied content and messages for oncoming business passengers.

The Media Tickers: The combined length of the Media Tickers creates one of the longest digital displays of its kind, displaying multiple streams of constantly updated market and news headlines and financial information, including indices, equities and currencies data. The tickers stream travel-specific information, including world weather and world time, configured to match London City Airport’s daily flight destinations.

The Lounge at London City Airport

The Lounge at London City Airport. Picture Credit.

The Lounge: Almost 3,000 sq. ft. of space, enough to seat more than 180 people, the Lounge offers areas for business travelers to work, relax or prepare for their day ahead. In the Lounge, travelers will find free wi-fi, shoe shines and clothes steaming. Its five zones and their purposes are:

  • Buzz: Network and catch up with colleagues.
  • Unwind: Relax, sit back and wait for your flight.
  • Shine: Smarten up for your next meeting with a shoe shine and suit steam.
  • Spark: Share content with friends and family.
  • Ask: Find the answer to any Bloomberg question.
  • Connect: Work in a space equipped with tablets, charging stations and Bloomberg terminals.

The Media Wall: The Media Wall is the heart of the Lounge. It is a vast, vivid digital canvas delivering essential travel information, market news and analysis and relevant data and Bloomberg Television.

Wi-fi sponsorship: Thanks to Bloomberg, all visitors to London City Airport have free wi-fi access.

How big is London City Airport?

Of the five airports in London, London City has the fewest passengers and the least amount of air traffic. In 2017, more than 4.5 million passengers used London City Airport. On an average weekday, a flight lands about every 20 minutes.

Some 16,000 passengers are on the 260 arrivals and departures each day.

Is London City Airport expanding?

Already the fastest growing Airport in London, London City Airport, in 2016, got the go ahead to undergo a $500 million expansion and redevelopment project that will double its maximum yearly passenger capacity.

It will extend the terminal, providing the ability to add 30,000 flights a year to service two million more passengers a year by 2025.

When did London City Airport open?

The idea for an airport to service the London Docklands area was proposed in 1981. By 1985, plans were approved and construction began in 1986 with the Prince of Wales ceremoniously laying the foundation stone of the terminal building. The Queen officially opened the airport late in 1987. Some 15,000 passengers used the airport in 1988, its first full year of business.

As usage grew -- more than 216,000 passengers a year were using the airport – the runway was extended in 1991.

In March 1992, the Princess of Wales re-launched the enlarged airport. By the end of 1995, more than a half a million passengers used the airport annually. The airport continued to make improvements as air traffic grew. In 1998, more than 37,000 flights were made. In 2002, the airport celebrated its 15th birthday and its 10 millionth passenger.

The airport cares about the environment, too. In March 2018, London City Airport became the first airport in the United Kingdom to ban plastic straws in favor of biodegradable paper ones. It found itself using more than 100,000 straws a year that ended up in landfills or polluting waters.

Things to see in London

London Montage

Places of Interest in London. Picture Credit.

The Tower of London: The famous building that has been a fortress, a palace and a prison has been part of British history since the 11th century. You can explore the grounds, look for the protected ravens and see the crown jewels -- 23,578 gems, including the Imperial State Crown, which alone has 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and 5 rubies -- of the British monarchy. The Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built in 1086 by William the Conqueror.

You can also take a tour and hear spooky stories about the executions, torture and intrigue contained within its walls.

Stonehenge: Mystery surrounds one of the world’s most important prehistoric monuments. The stone circle was erected in the late Neolithic period, around 2500 B.C.

The construction of Stonehenge, like the Egyptian pyramids, has baffled man since the early medieval period. A new addition to Stonehenge is a display of Neolithic houses, reconstructed using archaeological evidence and authentic materials. Stonehenge remains a spiritual place for many.

The London Eye: See London and its historic landmarks as you have never seen it from an observation wheel 450 feet off the ground. There is a 4D experience in which a 3D film is combined with effects like wind, bubbles and mist.

The River Thames: Take an afternoon Tea Cruise on a river boat from the Tower of London to the Houses of Parliament and back. On the hour-and-a-half cruise, you’ll see sights such as Shakespeare’s Globe, the Shard skyscraper, the London Eye and Houses of Parliament as you sip tea – or champagne, if you prefer – with your scones and tea sandwiches.

Sea Life London: Walk under a tropical ocean and see colorful clown fish, turtles and seahorses in one of Europe’s largest aquariums. At another point, you are on a suspended platform looking down on many species of sharks. There are a lot of interactive exhibits for the kids, including touch pools with stingrays. There is a rainforest exhibit with poison frogs and crocodiles as well as an ice exhibit with playful penguins.

Harry Potter at Warner Brothers Studio: Walk in the footsteps of your favorite Harry Potter characters as you take a tour behind the scenes of the Harry Potter films. You will also learn how some of the magic took place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as special effects are explained.

The four-hour tour takes fans of Harry Potter to places like the Great Hall and Dumbledore’s office where they can get their pictures taken. They can also try drinking Butterbeer and riding a broomstick.

Buckingham Palace: The official London residence of the Queen opens its doors to the public every summer. And, each year, there is a themed temporary exhibit that can only be seen that year. In 2017, the Royal Gifts exhibit displayed the wide range of official gifts received by the Queen. In 2018, the exhibition will celebrate the 70th birthday of Charles, Prince of Wales. Here’s what to see at Buckingham Palace:

The State Rooms: There are 19 State Rooms (and 78 bathrooms) among the 775 rooms in Buckingham Palace. The State Rooms are lavishly decorated public rooms where visitors are received. Some of the rooms were used for royal wedding receptions, most recently for William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Grand Staircase: The magnificent bronze staircase was built during a remodeling of the palace for King George IV in 1825. Lit by a glass dome in the ceiling, the balustrade is decorated with bronze-casted acanthus, oak and laurel leaves.

Fine art: Hanging on the walls are paintings by famous artists like Rubens, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Poussin and Vermeer. In additions, royal portraits hang in many of the state rooms.

The Throne Room: A favorite of visitors, you may recognize the Throne Room as the backdrop for many famous royal wedding photos.

FBOs and Handlers at London City Airport, EGLC, LCY

NAME ADDRESS PHONE WEBSITE
London City Jet Center  ROYAL DOCKS  (442) 076-0400   
Penauille Servisair    (442) 076-0647   

METAR Weather Data at London City Airport, EGLC, LCY

STATIONEGLC
OBSERVEDThu Oct 18, 13:50 EDT
NOWThu Oct 18, 13:56 EDT
AGE6 min ago
WINDENE at 6 mph
VISIBILITY16 miles
CLOUDSmostly cloudy
TEMP57°F (14°C)
DEWPT46°F (8°C)
HUMIDITY67%
BAROMETER1026 hPa (30.3 in Hg)
METAREGLC 181750Z AUTO 06005KT 020V080 9999 BKN044 14/08 Q1026

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