London City Airport (LCY) is London's most central airport, offering passengers safe, careful and speedy journeys to and from the capital. LCY is just a short hop from Canary Wharf, while the City of London can be reached in as little as 20 minutes on the DLR directly from the airport’s own station.
In June, LCY announced that it has surpassed 1 million passenger milestone and are confident of finishing the year close to 3 million. This follows a very successful May where LCY welcomed 290,000 travellers, representing 65% of 2019 numbers for the same period. There were also very few cancellations in the month with airlines operating 98% of their schedules and delivering the best on time performance of any London airport.
KLM’s route to Amsterdam remained the most popular as well as British Airways domestic routes and Lufthansa route to Frankfurt. The number of summer leisure routes from London City is also set to swell in June. This includes a brand-new route to Thessaloniki in northern Greece and the return of direct services to Barcelona and Guernsey.
“Despite a big increase in flights and passengers along with our airline partners, we have continued to deliver our market leading passenger proposition of speed, convenience and on time performance – something which I know has been really welcomed by our customers” LCY Chief Executive Officer, Robert Sinclair.
A Sustainable Future
Our mission is to fulfil the demands of an ever more connected world, while also improving our surrounding environment, community, and economy. We believe we can become a net zero emission airport by 2030. Given our size, our location and the nature of our route network and operation, we are ideally placed to help shape the next phase of aviation innovation in London and the UK. In 2019 we reached a significant milestone, being rated as Carbon Neutral for the operations we control by the respected Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. We are also working with industry partners like airlines and manufacturers to create an eco-system of collaboration that accelerates progress.
Serving East London
London City Airport is a major part of the local economy and is one of the largest private employers in Newham. Recognised by the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard, the airport pays employees at least the London Living Wage and recruits locally. As a long-term contributor to the community, we run a number of programmes to raise aspirations, inspire students and prepare local people for work. In 2019, over 1.5 million people from East London flew to and from London City Airport while our Community Fund donated over £75,000 to 30 local good causes and will do the same in 2020.
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