10 Facts About London City Airport


London City Airport is a regional airport in London, England.

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The Greater London City Airport Council brought an action in the High Court of Justice to reopen the inquiry.

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London City Airport was granted planning permission to construct an extended apron with four additional aircraft parking stands and four new gates to the east of the terminal in 2001; they became operational on 30 May 2008.

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In line with phase 1 of the master plan, London City Airport made a planning application to the London Borough of Newham in August 2007.

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On 27 July 2016 London City Airport was given approval by authorities for their £344m expansion plan.

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In January 2021, after a delay due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, London City became the first major airport controlled by a remote Air traffic control tower.

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London City is at its busiest during the winter months, when a number of airlines, most notably British Airways and Swissair, fly to ski resort gateway destinations.

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Passenger numbers at London City Airport saw rapid growth between 2003 and 2008, doubling from around 1.

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London City Airport is served by London City Airport DLR station, which is an elevated station adjoining the terminal building.

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Until 2006, Silvertown railway station on the North London line served the airport, but it was closed during the construction of Crossrail.

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