A Better ApproachMeeting increased passenger demand in a sustainable way
Welcome to our consultation website
In July 2022, we launched a 10-week public consultation on proposals to meet increasing passenger demand over the next decade by making best use of our existing runway, while also delivering 2,100 jobs and accelerating the benefits of cleaner, quieter, new generation aircraft.
The consultation period has now closed. We thank all respondents who took the time to offer us feedback on our proposals. This feedback will be helpful in informing our thinking as we further develop our proposals, and will form the basis of the Statement of Community Involvement that we submit with a future planning application.
While the consultation period is now closed, if you have any questions about the proposals or wish to contact the project team, please email email@example.com
Please check our website for any updates on a future planning application.
About the airport
About the Airport
Since opening our doors in 1987, we have connected other parts of the UK, Europe and the rest of the world to East London.
We have a track record in creating opportunities for our local community and in helping young East Londoners achieve their potential.
Also, with an increasingly diverse route network, and reliable, cheap, fast and regular services to the terminal doors via the DLR, more and more local residents are using the airport – in 2019 400,000 of our passengers lived within 5 miles of LCY.
Through the pandemic, London City Airport continued its support of its local community. As we all emerge from it, we have an ambition to do even more as well as becoming the first airport in London to achieve net zero carbon emissions (read our Sustainability Roadmap in full here).
Thank you for attending our virtual exhibition. Through our 3D virtual room you can view our exhibition boards which detail our proposals. You can also download the exhibition boards and our information booklet.
London City Airport is currently preparing to submit an application to Newham Council under section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. This is a minor material amendment to the existing City Airport Development Programme (CADP) planning application, which was granted in 2016.
So we can continue to support London’s economic recovery post-COVID, meet forecasted passenger demand more sustainably and make better use of our existing infrastructure, we are consulting on proposals to vary conditions attached to our current planning permission. These will allow for:
An increase in the annual number of passengers from 6.5 million to 9 million
An extension of operational hour on Saturday to allow flights to take place through the afternoon and potentially into the evening, but no later than 22:00 (currently 12:30)
Consequential modifications to daily flight and other limits, including:
An increase in the number of flights permitted between 06:30 and 06:59, from 6 to 12
More flexibility for delayed departues and arrivals in the last half hour of operations each day (currently limited to 400 per year)
Other consequential changes to allow an extension to our build programme and minor adjustments to the location of the permitted aircraft stands.
Our proposals have been informed by our 2020 master plan which outlines how the airport can meet increasing passenger demand over the longer term in a sustainable and responsible way. Our recently published Sustainability Roadmap and plans to be London’s first net zero emissions airport also underpin our proposals. You can view both documents by clicking the links below.