London City Airport
London City Airport (LCY) in London’s Royal Docks, East London, is the only airport actually situated in London and its location makes it one of the most convenient airports serving the UK capital city – just three miles from Canary Wharf, seven miles from the City, and 10 miles from London’s West End. The 10 commercial airlines which operate from LCY serve nearly 50 domestic, European and US destinations, with the most popular routes by passenger numbers including Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Zurich, Rotterdam and Dublin. In 2015 the airport welcomed 4.3 million passengers, with around 52% travelling on business. LCY offers a unique rapid transit proposition – a short and efficient check in (door to lounge) of around 20 minutes, and a speedy arrival (tarmac to train) of around 15 minutes.
The City Airport Development Programme (CADP) will start in 2017, which will enable 6.5 million passengers to travel through the airport’s doors by 2025 and add 32,000 additional flights per year. CADP is a £344 million privately funded investment which includes plans for 7 new aircraft stands, a parallel taxiway to maximise runway capacity, and a terminal extension to accommodate increasing passenger numbers.
LCY is a multi-award winning airport and its success is in large part, thanks to the support of the local community and the airport’s commitment to the community is as strong now as it was in 1987. The key focus areas that make up the airport CSR strategy are contribution to children’s education, empowering communities and local businesses and preparing local residents for work.
LCY have won the following awards: