London City Airport prepares for resumption of more international flights

By Andrew Pentol |

The purpose of the new video is to welcome back and support passengers as they resume travelling through the airport.

Momentum is building at London City as it prepares for the restart of more international flights and destinations for the summer holiday season.

As part of its preparations, the airport, which has indicated its intention to participate at this publication’s upcoming Travel Retail Consumer Forum in London, has released a new video to welcome back and support passengers as they resume travelling through the airport.

The release of the new passenger video follows the airport’s busiest week of the year, with over 15,000 passengers travelling, an increase of 35% on the previous week.

As demand returns and travel restrictions ease, London City will provide direct connections to 24 domestic and European destinations in August. Home-based carrier BA City Flyer will offer flights to popular summer holiday destinations including the Greek Islands, Balearics and the Côte d’Azur.

Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive of London City Airport said: “After the year we’ve all had, passengers are keen for a well-deserved getaway this summer and we can’t wait to welcome them back.


“London City Airport is offering flights to 24 domestic and European destinations this summer from the heart of London, enabling passengers to visit friends and family, take domestic staycations, or to enjoy outstanding global travel experiences once again.

[Please click below to watch London City Airport’s new passenger video]

“We understand travelling internationally has changed for the time being, but we’re taking steps to support our passengers. We have been working hard to maintain the fast, convenient, and friendly airport experience for which London City is renowned, and our testing centre and internationally-recognised health measures are enabling safe and speedy journeys for passengers as they resume travelling.”

According to the airport, passengers will benefit from the airport’s convenient location, rapid transit and world-class customer service. London City says this has been aided by the upgrade of the airport’s E-Gates to provide a stress-free and fully digital experience at the UK border.

Lagardère Travel Retail is the incumbent duty free operator at London City Airport.

The airport is also asking passengers to continue wearing face covering and to respect others by maintaining a safe distance where possible.

In addition, the airport’s onsite Covid-19 testing facility, located next to the terminal and delivered in partnership with Collinson, allows passengers to book the full range of Covid-19 tests for key international markets prior to departure or on arrival.

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