London City Airport (LCY)
History, Facts and Overview
(London, England, UK)
Shortly after the development of the London Docklands had begun in the 1970s, discussions were afoot concerning the need for a nearby 'short take-off and landing' (STOL) airport. By the mid-1980s, it was decided that the previous Royal Dock area was the ideal site for the proposed London City Airport and work began on the terminal building.
Opened by the Queen towards the end of 1987, London City Airport was finally born and has gained considerable recognition ever since. In more recent years, several improvements had been made to the airport, including the lengthening of the runway and the addition of a turning loop.
Essential facilities include a bank, bureaux de change and cash machines on both floors, while a left luggage / lost property office and postal services provide even more convenience. London City Airport also comes with a surprising number of cafés and restaurants, such as Bewley's Coffee Shop next to the ticket deck and check-in, which features useful Internet access. There are ample opportunities for duty-free shopping around London City Airport, and tax-free goods can be purchased by those flying to places such as Jersey and Switzerland.
Located on the first floor, the Meridian Business Centre provides business travellers at London City Airport with excellent facilities, including a conference room for up to 80 people and telephone, fax, Internet and photocopying facilities. Refreshments are also provided here and you will find Internet access in other parts of the terminal.