Flying to London City Airport (LCY)
Situated in London's Docklands, London City Airport began life in the 1980s, when businesses in the City decided that Heathrow and Gatwick were not convenient enough. They needed a runway within a few minutes of their offices and, when LCY opened in 1988, they got it. At first, the runway was only long enough to cope with very small passenger planes, limiting the airport's connections to domestic and very short-haul European flights. However, following runway expansions in the 1990s, the number of routes started to climb.
By the 2000s, City developed to the extent that it could commence its first transatlantic services to New York, using Airbus A318s that had been adapted for a shorter runway. During the skiing season, City also links London with slopes in Switzerland, France and Austria, while in the summer, flights depart for Mediterranean resorts like Majorca and Ibiza. It may never rank with Heathrow or Gatwick as one of the UK's major airports, but London City is a vital part of the capital's aviation scene, and flights from the airport are a handy route to some exceptional destinations.
Facilities at London City Airport
Millions of people travel each year through London City Airport to destinations worldwide. The airport is easily accessible and has besides its many features several hotels nearby that make the airport for a temporary stay.
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Airlines and destinations from London City Airport
Although it might not offer long haul flights London City Airport serves a wide range of domestic and European destinations from plenty of providers. The airport is particularly handy for anyone who intends to visit ski resorts in the Swiss Alps, city break travellers to Spain, the Netherlands, Germany or Italy, and business travellers to Zurich or Frankfurt.Currently, the selection of airlines and flights includes:
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Parking, address & ground transportation
Parking at London City Airport is quick and easy. And it is accessible by public transport.
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