Located in London’s financial district, the London City Airport is the smallest of the five major airports in England’s capital city in terms of airline service and size. Only several airline companies serve the airport because it is designed to accommodate mostly business trips and charter flights. All of the airline operations take place in the main terminal building at London City Airport.
Alitalia connects London City Airport with Linate Airport, a regional airport in Milan, Italy. The advantage of this direct flight to Linate Airport is that it’s located much closer to Central Milan than Malpensa Airport and Orio Al Serio Airport. Italy’s flag carrier usually uses its fleet of smaller Airbus jets for flights to Milan.
British Airways is naturally the busiest airline in London City Airport. The United Kingdom’s flag carrier links London’s financial district with important European cities. British Airways offers direct trips to financial hubs such as Amsterdam, Madrid, Stockholm and Zurich. Passengers at London City Airport can also board a British Airways jet and land at the three largest cities in Scotland. The British flag carrier takes its customers to Aberdeen Airport, Edinburgh Airport, and Glasgow International Airport.
In addition to catering to business oriented flights, British Airways also focuses on offering passengers at London City Airport the chance to explore popular resort destinations. This major airline offers direct flights to Spain’s world famous Balearic Islands of Ibiza an Palma de Mallorca. The Mediterranean front cities of Barcelona and Malaga are also popular Spanish destinations offered through British Airways.
British Airways also links London’s financial district with one of the world’s most important financial hubs. The U.K. flag carrier operates long haul flights to John F. Kennedy International Airport, the major airport in New York City. In fact, the flight to New York is the only direct North American trip offered at London City Airport.
CityJet is one of the busiest airlines in London City Airport. This regional Irish carrier specializes in offering trips to medium size cities in Europe rather than capital cities or large metropolitan areas. CityJet offers service to Antwerp, Dresden, Eindhoven, Luxembourg, Nantes, Nuremburg, and Rotterdam. CityJet uses its fleet of small British Aerospace and Fokker jets for these regional flights.
Swiss International Airlines links London City Airport with important financial and cultural cities in Switzerland. The Swiss national airline provides direct flights to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Geneva International Airport, and Zurich Airport.