Airport information and maps for London City Airport:
Share this airport:
LCY Airport Information:
|IATA / ICAO Codes:||LCY / EGLC|
|Airport Name:||London City Airport|
|Location:||London, England, United Kingdom|
|GPS Coordinates:||51°30'19"N by 0°3'19"E|
|Area Served:||London, United Kingdom|
Highstar Capital (25%)
|Elevation:||19 feet (6 meters)|
|# of Runways:||1|
|View all routes:||Routes from LCY|
|Gift Shop:||T-shirts and other gifts for London, United Kingdom|
- Facts about LCY
- Map of Nearest Airports to LCY
- List of Nearest Airports to LCY
- Map of Furthest Airports from LCY
- List of Furthest Airports from LCY
Facts about London City Airport (LCY):
- Because of London City Airport's relatively low elevation of 19 feet, planes can take off or land at London City Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
- The closest airport to London City Airport (LCY) is London Biggin Hill Airport (BQH), which is located only 12 miles (19 kilometers) S of LCY.
- London City Airport (LCY) currently has only 1 runway.
- London City Airport is an airport in London.
- The airport was first proposed in 1981 by Reg Ward, who was Chief Executive of the newly formed London Docklands Development Corporation that was responsible for the regeneration of the area.
- In 1988, the first full year of operation, the airport handled 133,000 passengers.
- Corporate aircraft such as the Beechcraft Super King Air, Cessna CitationJet series, Hawker 400, Hawker 800, Piaggio Avanti and variants of the Dassault Falcon business jets are increasingly common.
- The furthest airport from London City Airport (LCY) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,881 miles (19,121 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
- London City Airport is linked to London's new financial district at Canary Wharf, to the traditional financial district of the City of London, and to Stratford International station adjacent to the Olympic Park, via the Docklands Light Railway, that offers interchanges with London Underground, London Overground and Southeastern Trains.
- London City Airport handled 3,379,753 passengers last year.
- In early 2013 work is expected to start on a £15m investment programme to refurbish the western pier with new departure gates and improved lounges and to redevelop the international arrivals hall and baggage handling areas.
- In 1990 the airport handled 230,000 passengers, but the figures fell drastically after the Gulf War and did not recover until 1993, when 245,000 passengers were carried.