London City Airport Reviews 2016

London City Airport

London City Airport, is an international airport located in London, United Kingdom. It is located in the Royal Docks in London Borough of Newham, east of London and a shorter distance east of Canary Wharf. London City Airport has a single 1,500metre long runway and a CAA public use aerodrome license number that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flight training. Only multi-engine, fixed-wing aircraft with special aircraft and aircrew certifications are allowed to conduct operations at London City Airport. The largest aircraft which can be used at the airport is the airbus A318.

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Reviews – What People Are Saying

London City Airport is small compared to other airports serving in London. However, this doesn’t mean that the airport can’t handle and offer good services towards its customers. There are several positive feedbacks coming from the airport’s previous passengers, and I’ve listed some of them here:

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It is a very small airport, but how conveniently located close to the center of London. The service at check in was great. I was a bit earlier at the airport and the check in attendant offered to put me on earlier flight. I really appreciated her help and offer. There are not many places to eat and the ones that are there are extremely busy.”
—Justyna D (Haarlem, The Netherlands)

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“This airport is my favourite among the others. It may be small and only regional jets  with the exception of British Airways’ A318 fly here, but my experience at this airport was great! Unlike LHR and LGW, I was greeted with friendly immigration officers a couple of times and they seemed more friendly than the other two airports. This airport is easy to get around with few cafes around. There is also free WiFI with just a few clicks and you are connected. What I also like about this airport is its convenient as its connected to a DLR station which connects to the other lines at other stations. Buses and taxis are available and  traveling from there to town is quicker than LHR and LGW to town. Do take note that only Europeans flights and just an International flight (To New York via Shannon) use this airport. So if you are flying in from other European Cities, do consider using this airport instead of others, I find the airfare cheaper too. For planespotting? Take the DLR to King Albert Park and walk to an office building near by. In front of the office is where you see the overview of the airport and the runway. Traffic may be slow but you are able to capture the likes of ERJ190, 175, and Fokker 50. Overall, I enjoy this airport and will use it to fly to other European destinations.”
—Charles Ryan T (Singapore, Singapore)

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“I hate Heathrow, I hate Gatwick, I love London City Airport!  First of all, it is 20 minutes from the center of London during the morning rush by car.  It is also served by the DLR.  Second, no lines at the airline counters!  Finally, no wait at the security screenings!!!  It is a tiny little place with no airline clubs and old fashioned departure gates.  You walk right out onto the tarmac onto the stairs and onto the plane.  But it is a lovely respite from the horrid crowds at HLR and LGW.  The gates and flight announcements are a bit odd but anyone who has flown before will figure it out.  If you are traveling to Europe or NYC from London fly from here!”
—Douglas A (Philadelphia, United States)


London City Airport is small compared to Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted or Luton Airports that also serves London. The airport features a single, two-storey passenger building. The ground floor contains some check-in desks and other service facilities, including a staircase leading to the security control on the upper level where the airside waiting area and several souvenir shops can be found. London City Airport has no jet-bridges, walk-boarding is used on all stands.  


There several ways for you to reach the London City Airport, specially if you are coming from the city centre. You can ride the bus, drive a car, or aboard the train. London City Airport is linked to London’s new financial district at Canary Wharf, to the traditional financial district of London, and to Stratford International Station Adjacent to the Olympic Park, via the Docklands Light Railway.

Terminal Map

London City Airport Map

Contact info:

  • Airport Code: IATA: LCY – ICAO: EGLC
  • Phone number: +44 20 75 46 00 00/88
  • Website URL:
  • Email:
  • Flight Information: +44 (0) 20 7646 0088  
  • Address: City Aviation House, Royal Docks, London, E 16 2 PX 

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Small yet spotless, fast and accommodative. London City Airport shows the elegance in simplicity and makes every customer feel the luxurious, fast, and convenient lifestyle of the city. With the variety of souvenir shops and cafes to choose from, to the fast security and check-in lines, arriving and departing at London City Airport will always be a breeze.  


2 thoughts on “London City Airport Reviews 2016

  1. Anil Kumar

    Small airport but lots to offer. i love how the the interiors of the airport are arranged and how airy and relaxing the inside is. There several shops to buy souvenirs, including bars and cafes. The security line was fast, it was nice.

  2. Dominick Sakiestewa

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