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London City Airport A Famous Airport In London

In the present day scenario hardly there will be anyone who does not have any sense about the Airport. London city Airport is the one which is located somewhere in the vicinity of London. There are three modes of transportation presently prevailing in the modern culture the one is by road, the other one is by sea and the third one is by air. The last one is designated or takes off into the air from a place that is known as airport.

London City Airport (1)London City Airport hangar

London City Airport (5)London City Airport runway

It is an airfield for meeting the requirement of dwellers of London. It is located at on a former Docklands site in the London Borough of Newham. This is somewhere 11 km east of the City of London and a bit on a smaller distance east of Canary Wharf. The major user of this airfield is from the London’s financial industry. The place was developed some time back in the year 1986-1987 by the engineering company Mowlem and is now owned by a consortium comprising AIG Financial Group and Global Infrastructure Group.

London City Airport (4)London City Airport plane ready to take off

London City Airport (9)This hangar has a single 1,500-metre long runway, and a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence that permits flights for the public transport of passengers or for flight training limited to only for training necessary for the operation of aircraft at the airport. Multi-engine, fixed-wing aircraft with special aircraft and aircrew official recognition to fly 5.5° approaches are only allowed to carry out operations in here.

London City Airport (3)

London City Airport (7)London City Airport Aerial view

It is believed that construction had begun on the site just after permission was granted. Charles, Prince of Wales had laid down the foundation stone of the terminal building, designed by R Seifert and Partners, some time back on May 2, 1986. It is on record that the first aircraft had landed on May 31, 1987, with the first commercial services operating from 26 October 1987. Queen Elizabeth II publicly opened the airport in November of the same year.

Before commencing the Games of the Olympiad, it is believed that over £7 million some time back in the year 2011 was invested in the terminal to extend the Central Search area and made some other improvements. During the Games, though, the airport operated kept only limited hours and experienced street block closures for security purpose only, and the low capacity ramp and short runway excluded most long-range arrivals. However, it was considered to be the closest airport to Olympic Park, with standard scheduled travel by road of 15 min.


London City Airport (2)London City Airport buildings

London City Airport (6)

London City Airport (8)London City Airport pictures



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