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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
Operator/Owner: GIP (75%)
Highstar Capital (25%)
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 19 feet (6 meters)
# of Runways: 1
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Facts about London City Airport (LCY):

  • 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.
  • Before the Games of the XXX Olympiad it was reported that over £7 million was invested in the terminal to extend the Central Search area and adding other improvements.
  • London City Airport is an airport in London.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • The size of the airport, constrained by the water-filled Royal Albert and King George V docks to the north and south respectively, means that there are no covered maintenance facilities for aircraft.
  • London City Airport handled 3,379,753 passengers last year.
  • Due to the airport's proximity to Central London, it has stringent rules imposed to limit the noise impact from aircraft operations.
  • On 2 December 2005, London City Airport DLR station opened on a branch of the Docklands Light Railway, providing rail access to the airport for the first time, and providing fast rail links to Canary Wharf and the City of London.

Map of Nearest Airports from London City Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from London City Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
112.09 miles (19.46 km) SLondon Biggin Hill Airport (BQH)Biggin Hill / London, England, United KingdomView London Biggin Hill Airport on a map View satellite image of London Biggin Hill Airport Set BQH as destination Airport Get more information about London Biggin Hill Airport
220.62 miles (33.19 km) WRAF Northolt (NHT)Ruislip, England, United KingdomView RAF Northolt on a map View satellite image of RAF Northolt Set NHT as destination Airport Get more information about RAF Northolt
321.82 miles (35.12 km) SSWRedhill Aerodrome (KRH)Redhill, Surrey, England, United KingdomView Redhill Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Redhill Aerodrome Set KRH as destination Airport Get more information about Redhill Aerodrome
422.00 miles (35.40 km) ESERochester Airport (RCS)Rochester, Kent, England, United KingdomView Rochester Airport on a map View satellite image of Rochester Airport Set RCS as destination Airport Get more information about Rochester Airport
522.28 miles (35.86 km) NWHatfield Aerodrome (HTF)Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, United KingdomView Hatfield Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Hatfield Aerodrome Set HTF as destination Airport Get more information about Hatfield Aerodrome
622.31 miles (35.90 km) WLondon Heathrow Airport (LHR)London, England, United KingdomView London Heathrow Airport on a map View satellite image of London Heathrow Airport Set LHR as destination Airport Get more information about London Heathrow Airport
726.86 miles (43.23 km) SSWGatwick Airport (LGW)London, England, United KingdomView Gatwick Airport on a map View satellite image of Gatwick Airport Set LGW as destination Airport Get more information about Gatwick Airport
827.34 miles (44.00 km) NNELondon Stansted Airport (STN)Essex (near London), England, United KingdomView London Stansted Airport on a map View satellite image of London Stansted Airport Set STN as destination Airport Get more information about London Stansted Airport
927.79 miles (44.72 km) ELondon Southend Airport (SEN)Southend, Essex (near London) United KingdomView London Southend Airport on a map View satellite image of London Southend Airport Set SEN as destination Airport Get more information about London Southend Airport
1031.32 miles (50.40 km) NWLondon Luton Airport (LTN)Luton (near London), England, United KingdomView London Luton Airport on a map View satellite image of London Luton Airport Set LTN as destination Airport Get more information about London Luton Airport
1137.69 miles (60.65 km) NNEMDPGA Wethersfield (WXF)Braintree, England, United KingdomView MDPGA Wethersfield on a map View satellite image of MDPGA Wethersfield Set WXF as destination Airport Get more information about MDPGA Wethersfield
1238.75 miles (62.37 km) WNWRAF High Wycombe (HYC)High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, United KingdomView RAF High Wycombe on a map View satellite image of RAF High Wycombe Set HYC as destination Airport Get more information about RAF High Wycombe
1339.26 miles (63.19 km) WSWFarnborough Airport (FAB)Farnborough, United KingdomView Farnborough Airport on a map View satellite image of Farnborough Airport Set FAB as destination Airport Get more information about Farnborough Airport
1440.59 miles (65.32 km) NDuxford Aerodrome (QFO)Duxford, England, United KingdomView Duxford Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Duxford Aerodrome Set QFO as destination Airport Get more information about Duxford Aerodrome
1540.87 miles (65.78 km) WSWBlackbushe Airport (BBS)Yateley, Hampshire, England, United KingdomView Blackbushe Airport on a map View satellite image of Blackbushe Airport Set BBS as destination Airport Get more information about Blackbushe Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from London City Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from London City Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,881.05 miles (19,120.66 km) SSWChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map View satellite image of Chatham Islands Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
211,845.75 miles (19,063.83 km) SEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map View satellite image of Dunedin International Airport Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
311,825.77 miles (19,031.69 km) SEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map View satellite image of Oamaru Airport Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
411,811.43 miles (19,008.61 km) ESERyan's Creek Aerodrome (SZS)Stewart Island, New ZealandView Ryan's Creek Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Ryan's Creek Aerodrome Set SZS as destination Airport Get more information about Ryan's Creek Aerodrome
511,799.52 miles (18,989.43 km) ESEInvercargill Airport (IVC)Invercargill, New ZealandView Invercargill Airport on a map View satellite image of Invercargill Airport Set IVC as destination Airport Get more information about Invercargill Airport
611,793.59 miles (18,979.90 km) SERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map View satellite image of Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
711,787.03 miles (18,969.34 km) SEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Ashburton Aerodrome Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
811,782.55 miles (18,962.12 km) SEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Alexandra Aerodrome Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome
911,781.78 miles (18,960.88 km) SEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map View satellite image of Christchurch International Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
1011,753.80 miles (18,915.86 km) SEWanaka Airport (WKA)Wanaka, New ZealandView Wanaka Airport on a map View satellite image of Wanaka Airport Set WKA as destination Airport Get more information about Wanaka Airport
1111,751.41 miles (18,912.01 km) SEQueenstown Airport (ZQN)Queenstown, New ZealandView Queenstown Airport on a map View satellite image of Queenstown Airport Set ZQN as destination Airport Get more information about Queenstown Airport
1211,740.18 miles (18,893.93 km) SSEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Kaikoura Aerodrome Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
1311,738.99 miles (18,892.03 km) SEGlentanner Aerodrome (GTN)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Glentanner Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Glentanner Aerodrome Set GTN as destination Airport Get more information about Glentanner Aerodrome
1411,731.55 miles (18,880.05 km) SEMount Cook Airport (MON)Mount Cook, New ZealandView Mount Cook Airport on a map View satellite image of Mount Cook Airport Set MON as destination Airport Get more information about Mount Cook Airport
1511,711.23 miles (18,847.35 km) SEFox Glacier Aerodrome (FGL)Fox Glacier, New ZealandView Fox Glacier Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Fox Glacier Aerodrome Set FGL as destination Airport Get more information about Fox Glacier Aerodrome