London City Airport is the city’s newest and most central airport. Opened in 1987, the airport is located in the old docklands area of the city, just 7 miles east of the City of London and even closer to the new financial centre around Canary Wharf.
The vast majority of British Airways flights from the airport are operated by BA City Flyer, a wholly owned subsidiary of the airline.
With its 1 short runway and location close to the main financial centres of London, the majority of flights are to the major financial centres of Europe although leisure traffic is increasing. The sole long-haul British Airways flight from London City is an all-business class service to New York JFK.
The airport is linked to the City of London, Canary Wharf & Stratford amongst others by Docklands Light Railway with convenient connections to the London Underground and mainline train services.
Since 2006 the airport has been owned by a consortium led by Global Infrastructures Partners, the same company that owns London Gatwick.