London City Airport is one of the UKs newest and most modern airports, with the original proposal for an airport in the London Docklands Area put forward in only 1981. With continued expansion and growth since then, including a branch of the Docklands Light Railway providing direct rail access to the airport and the introduction of transatlantic flights in 2009, London City Airport has flourished amidst its heavyweight competitors, London-Heathrow and London-Gatwick. 2011 will see London City Airport celebrating its 30th birthday with plans for further expansion.
More than 10 airlines operate flights out of London City Airport, including British Airways Cityflyer Airline, which provides flights to 16 UK and European mainland cities. Smaller airlines include Luxair and Aer Arann, providing limited services, while CityJet, operated by Air France also flies to a number of European cities. Popular destinations from London City Airport include Zurich, Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Geneva.
London City Airport serves a large number of business passengers flying from the UK capital to a variety of UK and European mainland destinations. With good transport connections and modern services and facilities, the airports relatively short history makes it one of the most convenient to travel from in the UK. Airparks offer a great range of London City Airport Parking options, which can be pre-booked online at discounted prices.