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London City Airport


London City Airport (LCY)

London City Airport is located in East London. The airport is the 5th busiest serving the city of London and the 16th busiest in the UK. It served 3 million passengers in 2011.

The London City Airport only has a single runway, and what may be even more unusual, it also has rules present to make sure that he airport is not very loud at all. This is something that is not very common, and probably due to the location on a former Docklands site. The official code for the airport is LCY.

History

In terms of many of the airports throughout England, this particular airport has a very short history. It has only been in existence since 1983, with its proposal lasting the previous 2 years. Construction has been ongoing for the airport since it started officially in 1986 and has continued for over 20 years. There is a plan in existence for continued growth and improvement on the airport that will last until the year 2030.

Services/Amenities
* Complimentary shoeshine
* Reduced mobility friendly
* Complimentary Wi-Fi
* Dining services (breads and natural foods as well), bars, shopping (WH Smith)
* Blue badge program - discount program that includes reduced parking fees
* Left luggage and lost property services

Parking

There are a variety of different types of parking services, all priced according to the amount of time you plan to spend parked at the airport, which can be anywhere from under an hours to 4 days at a time. There is short stay parking nearest to the airport terminal. Longer stay parking is located a little further away. It is about 7 minutes from the terminal. There are also motorcycle, bicycle and handicapped parking services available for passengers as well. You can even pre-book parking with this particular airport online.

Surrounding Area

Because the airport is located in a very easily accessible area in East London, very little effort is required to get to the rest of the city. You can hire a car, or you can take advantage of the plethora of public transportation. You can take the railway, the bus, the train, or even get a taxi to take you wherever in London you want to go. Stratford is located only 17 minutes away.

Contact Information

Address:
London City Airport Ltd,
Royal Docks,
London E16 2PB,
UK
Number of Terminals: 1
Telephone: (0)20 7646 0088
Fax: (0)20 7474 5747
E-mail: mail@londoncityairport.com
Website: www.londoncityairport.com
Time Zone: GMT (GMT + 1 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October)

Location: The airport is located 10km (6 miles) from the City of London
IATA airport code: LCY

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