We connect London to almost 50 destinations across Europe along with a flagship business class service to New York, providing our passengers with links to the rest of the world.
The airport’s route network is constantly evolving and expanding. We have flights to business capitals such as Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, and Rotterdam, and to leisure destinations such as Florence, Ibiza, Milan, Paris, and Venice.
It’s a far cry from when we opened our doors in 1987, flying to just three destinations, only two of which were international. This year more than 4 million passengers will use our airport, more than half of whom are travelling on business, and around 60% inbound are from overseas.
With expansion London City Airport will be a truly international gateway to London, offering flights as far east as the Middle East and Russia, and as far west as North America – non-stop. We will provide our passengers the possibility of checking in on a flight to Abu Dhabi, Boston, Dubai, Helsinki, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Vienna, and Warsaw all within just 20 minutes, and only a 22 minute journey from the City of London by DLR.
Our route network will expand to ensure that emerging markets are connected to East London, welcoming 6 million passengers and operating up to 40,000 additional flights by 2025. We will provide the capacity to take on more short-haul services from other airports, enabling them to focus on long-haul growth.
As the only airport actually in London, with our convenient location and unrivalled passenger experience, our plans for growth will make the future full of potential.
Improved connectivity through the introduction of new routes to new destinations won’t just benefit London – it’ll benefit the whole of the UK.
Due to the capacity constraints of other UK airports there has been a decline in domestic flights and connectivity to regional UK airports. With more movements LCY will provide benefits to cities in Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man, all of which are locations that require regular air connectivity to the capital.
Domestic firms will enjoy better access to foreign markets making it easier to get to meetings, conferences, events, and exhibitions. A business in one of London’s financial hubs of Canary Wharf or Bank could be just 40 minutes away from a flight to an international destination, including travel time to LCY and check-in, as opposed to travelling for an hour just to reach an airport such as Heathrow, Gatwick, or Stansted.