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London City Airport is the home base for 6 OurAirports members. It has had 141 visitors.

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London City Airport

London City Airport is a regional airport in London, England. It is located in the Royal Docks in the Borough of Newham, approximately 6 miles east of the City of London and 3 miles east of Canary Wharf. These are the twin centres of London's financial industry, which is a major user of the airport. The airport was developed by the engineering company Mowlem in 1986–87. In 2016 it was bought by a Canadian-led consortium of Alberta Investment Management Corporation, OMERS, the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and Wren House Infrastructure Management of the Kuwait Investment Authority.

London City Airport has a single 1,508-metre long runway, and a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence that allows flights for the public transport of passengers; this licence also allows training flights, but only for the purpose of training pilots to operate at this specific airport. Only multi-engine, fixed-wing aircraft up to Airbus A318 size with special aircraft and aircrew certification to fly 5.5° approaches are allowed to conduct operations at London City Airport.

London City had over 4.5 million passenger movements in 2017. It is the fifth-busiest airport by passengers and aircraft movements serving the London area — after Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton — and was the 14th-busiest in the UK in 2017. In 2019, the airport handled over 5 million passengers.

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Steep Approach, Steep Prices!

Little airport with a big price tag, Fantastically convenient but heavy on the pound!

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Compass anomalies

Metal buried under the runways at London City airport is causing serious anomalies for magnetic compasses:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080114/sc_nm/britain_airport_magnetism_dc_1


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