London City Airport has successfully introduced a state-of-the-art millimetre-wave full-body scanner which will help further increase the speed of security screening and detection at the airport. The Quick Personnel Security scanner R&S QPS200 from Rohde & Schwarz completes a scan in a matter of seconds and automatically detects potentially dangerous items.
All flights at London City Airport have been disrupted after protestors from the Black Lives Matter movement gained access to the runway. Protestors entered the airport at around 06:00 this morning, chaining themselves together on the runway.
British Airways has released a cockpit video showing the steep approach into London City Airport to celebrate the airline’s bespoke business-class only service completing 25 million miles – the equivalent to 100 trips to the moon or circling the earth 1,000 times. The footage, filmed from the pilots’ perspective in the flight deck, now gives everyone the chance to see the amazing aerial views of the capital’s iconic skyline.
London City Airport has today received planning permission for expansion from the UK government which will enable the airport to welcome 6.5 million passengers by 2025 and inject £1.5 billion each year into the economy. The City Airport Development Programme is a £344 million privately funded investment which includes plans for seven new aircraft stands, a parallel taxiway and passenger terminal extension.
London City Airport has become the first airport in the UK to enable customers to use Facebook Messenger to find out the latest real-time information about their flight. Following a short trial period, from today any passenger who has Facebook Messenger on their device can send their flight number on the day of travel to the LCY Flight Info Facebook page and receive personalised flight information.
The significant extent of London City Airport’s contribution to the UK and London economy has been revealed in a new report by Oxford Economics. The research group has found that trips from the airport can be associated with approximately £11 billion of UK trade exports to ten key European markets – accounting for five per cent of all the UK’s exports to these countries, which totalled £218 billion in 2014.
London City Airport welcomed 4,319,521 passengers in 2015, an 18.38 per cent increase on 2014, to set a new passenger number record. The only London airport actually in London enjoyed its fifth consecutive year of growth to beat the previous record of 3.6 million, boosted by British Airways’ busiest ever summer.
SkyWork Airlines has launched flights from London City Airport to the Swiss cities Basel and Bern. Flights are operated by a twin-engine turboprop Saab 2000 aircraft, departing at 07:20 between Monday and Friday with a Sunday service departing at 17:20. A weekday evening route departing at 18:10 will also come into service from Tuesday September 1st.
Use of existing capacity at London City Airport will help meet the air connectivity needs of London and the UK in the period between the government’s response to the Airports Commission and the completion of any new infrastructure, officials at the airport said earlier. The news comes at the Davies Commission recommends expansion at London Heathrow Airport, at the expense of a second runway at Gatwick.
Work has begun to reconfigure the London City Airport’s Western Pier, which houses 70 per cent of its departure gates. Built in 1987, the airport was designed for tens of thousands of passengers, not the millions that use it today. The new Western Pier will create a bright, open-plan space with modern seating, electronic boarding gates, workspaces, quiet areas and charging points.
In a step forward in easing aviation capacity in the south-east of England, plans to expand London City Airport have been given the go-ahead. The decision clears the way for a £200 million investment that will enable the airport to operate up to a permitted 111,000 annual flights, from the 70,000 currently flying. This new capacity will help ease the pressure on existing airport infrastructure in London and the UK while a decision is made on where new runway capacity will be delivered, and in the period before it becomes operational in the late 2020s.
CityJet is introducing the Sonic ‘phase 5’ Self Bag Tag system at London City Airport, reducing check-in time from a couple of minutes to just 50 seconds.