Its great for those work in the Docklands area of London
Situated in the Docklands area of London, London City Airport is located right at the heart of the major financial district of Canary Wharf.
When the whole area was being regenerated in the early 1980s, the airport was integrated into the design in order to serve the regenerated area so as to bring people right to the heart of the district. The idea of an airport to serve this area was conceived by Reg Ward who was the then CEO for the London Docklands Development Corporation. The airport was formally opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1987, and has since grown to become a major airport UK airport.
It has great links to the city of London
London City Airport is very accessible to the rest of London by public transport.
Indeed, the Docklands Light Railway has a station on site which can take passengers directly to the heart of the City of London in 15 minutes making it very popular with business travellers. The proximity to the business district of London makes it very popular with businesses located in Docklands and the City of London and the airport is used a lot not only for commercial flights but also private flights.
It has an interesting landing strip
The landing strip is built on an old quay side in the Docklands area and on either side are the water filled docks of Royal Albert and King George V. This means there is no margin for error when landing at the airport but so far there have been no mis-landings so far in the history of the airport.
It has twice daily flights to New York
British Airways started operating flights directly to John F Kennedy International Airport in 2009. These were the first transatlantic flights from London City Airport with a specially designed Airbus A318, making it the smallest aircraft to cross the Atlantic for 50 years. The airline operates services twice a day between the two airports and plans to continue so for the forseeable future.
It serves 11 airlines
Eleven airlines operate from London City Airport, Aer Arann, Air One, Blue Islands, British Airways, BA City Flyer who provide all kinds of smaller domestic and European flights such as Glasgow to London Flights, Sun Air of Scandinavia, City Jet, Lufthansa CityLine, Luxair, Sky Work Airlines, and Swiss European Air Lines.
It has serves over 40 destinations
London City Airport serves over 40 destinations including Glasgow, Isle of Man, Milan, Jersey, New York, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Faro, Frankfurt, Malaga, Nice, Stockholn, Zurich, Billund, and Ibiza. It is busiest in the winter months when airlines such as British Airways fly directly to ski resort destinations such as Geneva, and Zurich.
It is the only airport actually in London
As Heathrow is situated on the outskirts of London and Stansted, Luton and Gatwick are some distance away from the capital, London City Airport is the only London airport actually located in London making it hugely accessible for anyone wanting to get quickly to the centre of the city.