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London City Airport

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Delayed at London City Airport?

Facts and Figures about London City Airport

London City Airport (LCY) is located just three miles from Canary Wharf on the banks of the River Thames and is a particularly popular with business travellers who need a quick connection between London and various different destinations in the United Kingdom as well as major European cities.
The number of passengers that pass through the doors of London City Airport is rapidly growing and the airport processed a recorded three million passengers last year. However, this figure still means that London City Airport is the least busy of the five airports that serve London and the surrounding area. The airport features a single terminal building, which makes it particularly easy to navigate. The airport also features a single runway measuring 1,500 metres, although there are plans to extend this is the future to keep up with demand from passengers.

Regular flights are provided by more than 15 major national and international airlines including British Airways, Lufthansa, Air France and SAS. Flights touch down at London City Airport from many major cities in the United Kingdom such as Edinburgh, Dundee, Jersey and the Isle of Man as well as from prominent European destinations like Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, Rome, Florence, Luxemburg and Frankfurt. The most popular destination from London City Airport is currently Zurich with just over 393,000 people flying there in 2012, while Copenhagen is one of the least popular destinations with just 20,476 choosing to board a flight there in the same year. Find out more about different flights to and from London City Airport as well as the latest flight information at:

One of the things that makes London City Airport is the efficient way that all the facilities and amenities are organised. This means that passengers who need to make a quick connection will still be able to pick up the things they need such as reading material, snacks and souvenirs before their flight. World News is conveniently located on the ground floor near the check-in desks and offers a wide range of products including magazines and newspapers, pharmaceuticals, electronics, gifts and confectionary. London City Airport also excels when it comes to dining facilities and among the many restaurants here are Tapas Bar, Meridian Line Restaurant, Bewley's Coffee shop and Coffee Corner, while business travellers who have a little extra time to kill due to a delay will be able to make use of the Meridian Business Centre, which is also located on the ground floor and offers space for up to 80 people and features secretarial support, fax machines and internet access as well as catering and private dining facilities.

The Airport's very short History

The plan to open London City Airport was first put forward in 1981 by was Chief Executive of London Docklands Development Corporation Reg Ward. The airport was intended to transform the Docklands area and offer a major connection for the many people who travel to and from this prominent business district on a regular basis. Although there was some scepticism over the project at first, it was quickly proven that there was a demand for air travel in this area and that the airport would be a welcome addition to the city of London.
Construction finally began in 1986 when the foundation stone for the terminal building was laid by Prince Charles. Operations began the following year, although due to complications over air space the first full year of operation was not until 1988.
In 2012 London City Airport became a major focus for people flying to the city to attend the Olympics. Plans are currently underway to dramatically expand London City Airport so that it has a capacity of eight million passengers and the project is expected to be completed by 2030, while work has already started to refurbish the western pier, adding new departure gates and redevelop all baggage handling areas as well as the international arrivals hall.

Delays and Cancellations - Get Reimbursed by Airlines

Although London City Airport is famous for its fast and efficient service, delays are inevitable and are usually caused by the thick fog that often descends over London.
Passengers who are delayed are often entitled to receive compensation by their airline. Flightright can take care of everything for you and provide a quick and simple solution to the problem of securing compensation.

What rights do I have?

Under EU law, you can get up to 480£ compensation in the event of a delay, cancellation or overbooking of your flight.
This is true regardless of the ticket price and up to 6 years retrospectively.


What to do when delayed?

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  • You are entitled to vouchers
  • Keep documents from the airline, such as letters, tickets, vouchers
250 €
Up to 1,500 KM
2H Delay
400 €
1.500 KM - 3.500KM
3H Delay
600 €
Mer än 3500 km
6H Delay
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