The idea of an airport close to the financial center and the Docklands was proposed in 1981, and the London City airport was fully operational by 1986. The city airport is unique as it has a steep glide path combined with a short runway of only 4900 feet. Special aircraft and crew training are required to use the City airport. A handful of private jets are authorized for a 5.5 glide path approach, which limits the performance for a long-haul flight after landing due to the short runway. Even after these restrictions, the ATC at London City airport faces 38 take-offs and landings in an hour on a single runway. The airport has limited working hours on weekdays, which are even shorter hours during the Weekends and bank holidays. London City airport has some of the highest parking and handling rates for Private Jets, which are even more expensive during the weekends.
London City airport has one terminal for Airline passengers. It has one FBO, Jet center, which takes care of all General Aviation traffic. Parking is scarce, and SLOTS are very limited.
ICAO – EGLC, IATA – LCY
|Longest Hard Surface Runway (ft)
4948 x 98, 09/27
2:49:08 AM (0.00)
|Local Standard Time
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