London City Airport has been forced to close following the discovery of a World War Two bomb in the River Thames. The airport, in the Docklands area of central London, is expected to be closed all day with all flights cancelled.
TAP Air Portugal has started the new year by announcing a new operation between London City Airport and Porto, in addition to its service already available from London Gatwick. Launching on March 25th, the route will operate six flights a week.
TAP’s operation between London City airport and Lisbon has launched, with the inaugural flight taking off from London City at 19:50.
On October 26th, 1987, a flight carrying around 40 passengers touched down from Plymouth in east London, on the peninsula between Royal Albert Dock and King George V Dock. It was the first commercial flight to land at London City Airport.
To celebrate the 30th birthday of London City Airport, Peter Dorelli, the 1980s drinks legend, has created a special signature cocktail called The East End Flyer.
London City Airport has revealed Wilma Allan will be appointed as its new chief finance officer. Allan has over 20 years’ experience in finance, procurement, systems and IT management and is currently the chief financial officer for Govia Thameslink Railway.
London City Airport has announced that, following an international search and selection process, Robert Sinclair will be appointed as chief executive of the facility. He will replace Declan Collier who is stepping down.
London City Airport has announced it is to become the first UK airport to build and operate a digital air traffic control tower, with a multi-million pound investment in the technology. The innovative plans are a flagship moment in the airport’s 30th anniversary year, and mark the start of a technological revolution in UK airport air traffic management.
London City Airport has announced that Declan Collier has decided to stand down as chief executive. London City Airport chairman, Terry Morgan, said, “On behalf of the board I want to pay tribute to the tremendous contribution that Declan has made to London City Airport.”
TAP is launching flights from London City Airport to Lisbon, in addition to its services already available from Heathrow and Gatwick. Available now for customers to book, the flights will operate from October 29th, with two daily flights from Monday to Friday and one daily flight on weekends.