London City Airport - Private Jet Charter & Helicopter

Overview summary

London City Airport is the closest airport to central London. Flying in to London City on a clear day you are likely to enjoy views along the Thames including the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, before flying over Canary Wharf and Greenwich.

Pilots must be specifically trained to land at London City Airport, as the approach is made at a steep 5.8 degrees, as opposed to the usual 3 degree glide path.

For private jet charter flights from London City Airport call PrivateFly on +44 (0) 20 7100 6960 (24 hours).

History | Watch approach video | Your views | Location | Facts | Flight Prices

London City Airport History

An airport in the Docklands area of London was first proposed in 1981. In 1982 Captain Harry Gee landed a de Havilland Canada Dash 7 aircraft on nearby Heron Quays to demonstrate the feasibility of the project.

Prince Charles laid the foundation stone for the airport in 1986, and the first commercial flight took off from London City in 1987.

London City Airport is now a popular airport for private jet charter passengers, looking for the fastest route in and out of the city.

Landing at London City Airport

Your views on London City Airport

London City Airport is famous for its scenic landing, giving views of many of London's world-famous landmarks. In 2018 it once again made the Top 10 in PrivateFly's annual Scenic Airports poll. Find out which other airports featured: PrivateFly Scenic Airports poll results 2018.

Voters commented as follows: "The view of the City! The Houses Of Parliament, the Shard, the Walkie Talkie, the O2 all appear as jewels on the flight path. You can't beat it."

"Coming in over the lights of London, following the Thames until you touch down on a small strip near the O2 and Canary Wharf is brilliant. It's a great little airport, so easy to use and in a fantastic location."

"It is the best approach in the world, you fly all over the city, you land in the middle of the water and the airport delivers an amazing service. It is small, quick, a boutique-airport with free Wifi! London City Airport, best airport ever!"

London City Airport Location

London City Airport is 6 miles from the City of London, and just 3 miles from Canary Wharf.

London City Airport Facts

Airport Codes: LCY / EGLC
Elevation: 19 feet
Runway length: 1508 metres (4984 feet)
The glide slope, noise restrictions and length of the runway at London City Airport restrict some larger aircraft from using the airport. For full aircraft advice on private jet charter to London City please call us on +44 (0) 20 7100 6960.
For more information visit London City Airport's website.

Private Jet Charter Prices - London City Airport

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