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London City Airport – flight delay



3985 flights tracked

3 flights delayed by >3 hours

146 flights cancelled

London City Airport is an international airport of the largest city in and the capital of England. It is 11 km from the centre of the city. More than 5.1 million passengers pass through London Airport per year (recorded in 2019). London City Airport is the hub for BA CityFlyer.


Hartmann Rd, Royal Docks, London E16 2PX, United Kingdom

Arrivals (flight irregularity)

Flight # Airline From Expected Arrival Actual Arrival

Departures (flight irregularity)

Flight # Airline To Expected Arrival Actual Arrival

London City Airport flight connection times: MCT

The Minimum Connection Time (MCT) required in a specific airport is essential to know if the route has a connecting flight. It is always better to check it before booking a flight. The MCT is also a deciding factor when a traveller makes a claim for compensation for a missed connection. Below you can see the MCT in London City Airport for connecting flights.

  • Between domestic flights: 30 min.
  • Between domestic and international flights: 30 min.
  • Between international flights: 30 min.

London City Airport terminal

Airport terminals are the areas or totally separate buildings which make it possible for air travellers to transfer between transport on the ground and the facilities for boarding and disembarking from a plane. It is essential to know from which terminal you are leaving from or travelling through because passengers may require some extra time to get to the correct one, especially in larger airports. In London City Airport there is 1 Terminal.

Terminal 1 – Aer Lingus, British Airways, LOT Polish Airlines and others

London City Airport transportation

It might be challenging when visiting a destination for the very first time to find the most convenient way to get to the city centre. It is not always possible to travel by public transport directly from the airport and taxis can be costly. It's recommended to consider all the transport possibilities prior to travelling so you can plan your trip respectively.

For updated information and connections of public transport go here.

London City Airport train

  • Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
    Direction: London
    Travel time (approx.): 45-50 min.

London City Airport bus

  • Line 473
    Direction: Stratford, Silvertown, North Woolwich, and Prince Regent DLR Station
  • Line 474
    Direction: Canning Town, North Woolwich and East Beckton

London City Airport taxi

  • Pick up point: outside the Terminal
    Travel time (approx.): 30 min. to the city centre
    Approximate price: 40 EUR

Where to have a rest in LCY Airport

At times air passengers experience long waiting times between flights, such as overnight layovers or a flight delay until the following day. When this happens, it is essential for passengers to note where they can relax and pass their time between flights.

London City Airport lounge

Lounges are facilities in the airport which provide travellers with services like food, beverages, relaxation zones, free WIFI and showers, so that travellers can wait in comfort.

  • First Class Lounge
    Location: Departures

Hotels near London City Airport

If your flight departs the next day or the lounge isn’t suitable, you can choose to stay in a hotel nearby. Various airports have hotels in the airport, while in others you might need to leave the area to reach the closest one. In case you decide to stay overnight in a hotel between flights, we have chosen some comfortable possibilities for you.

  • Travelodge London City Airport
    Price: from 37 EUR per night
    Address: 1 Connaught Rd, Royal Docks, London E16 2DB, United Kingdom
    Contact: +44 871 984 6290
    Website: click
  • Travelodge London Excel
    Price: from 36 EUR per night
    Address: 1016 Dockside Rd, Royal Docks, London E16 2FQ, the United Kingdom
    Contact: +44 871 984 6298
    Website: click
  • London City Airport
    Price: from 104 EUR per night
    Address: 74 Albert Rd, Royal Docks, London E16 2DY, United Kingdom
    Contact: +44 207 473 5265
    Website: click

London City Airport cafes & restaurants

The last thing you need when you’re travelling is to feel hungry or thirsty. Whether you are looking for a simple breakfast before an early flight, a leisurely lunch during a lengthy layover, or to merely get something to eat while on board, we have various choices for you to be sure you don’t get hungry during your trip.

Click here for a full overview of places to eat in London Airport.

  • Pret A Manger
    Description: sandwiches, salads, pastries, soups, hot wraps, and desserts
    Location: Departures
  • Brick Lane Brews
    Description: bakery
    Location: next to Gate 2b
  • Pilots Bar & Kitchen
    Description: pastries, muffins, soups, sandwiches, salads, and burger
    Location: after security
  • Espressamente Illy
    Description: Italian coffee and snacks
    Location: after security
  • Panopolis
    Description: bakery products
    Location: after security
  • Doughnut time
    Description: doughnut cafe
    Location: before security

London City Airport shops

The airport shops are the perfect place to look for that last-minute souvenir, or simply to spend some time before flying. The guide below displays a selection of shops at the airport.

Click here for a complete description of shops.

  • Aelia
    Description: Duty Free
    Location: after security
  • WHSmith
    Description: newspapers, magazines, books, drinks, snacks, and sweets
    Location: before and after security

London City Airport car rental

Sometimes you need to travel by car, or it may be the most pleasant mode of transport for your trip. The list below will enable you to choose the most suitable car hire company for your journey.

  • Hertz
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM, Sat: 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Contact: +44 843 309 3045
  • Europcar
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: Mon-Thu: 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Contact: +44 371 384 3412
  • Avis
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM, Sat: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Contact: +44 344 544 6030
  • Budget
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM, Sat: 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM, Sun: 07:00 AM - 03:30 PM
    Contact: +44 344 544 4662
  • Sixt
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours:

Other services in LCY Airport you might need

  • Play Area
    Location: between Gates 5 and 6

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MYFLYRIGHT is a legal tech company, specialized in the support of airline passengers affected by flight delays, flight cancellations, denied boarding, delayed or lost luggage and the refund of unused airline tickets. MYFLYRIGHT was founded 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. The company operates out of 3 offices, its headquarter in Hamburg and its branches in Prague, Czech Republic and Zaporizhia, Ukraine. Currently, MYFLYRIGHT employs a team of around 25 people working in Marketing, Operations, Legal, Customer Support and IT. The organization operates across 5 markets – Germany, United Kingdom, Romania, Austria, and Switzerland.

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