London City Airport is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
The first commercial flight took off from the runway in the Royal Docks on 26th October 1987. It began with just three routes – Plymouth, Paris and Brussels – and 133,000 passengers in the first year. In 2017, 4.5 million passengers travelled through LCY, to nearly 50 destinations across Europe and New York.
The airport has helped drive regeneration in East London and is a first choice for business travellers due to its unrivalled location, convenient public transport links, quick check-in and arrival times and quality of service.
A major expansion programme begins later this year to deliver a world-class terminal, increase capacity, open up new markets and create 2,000 new local jobs.
‘London City Airport: 30 Years in Photographs’ is a free exhibition on display now until 7th November in Jubilee Place, Lower Mall.
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