Airport Information

London City Airport (LCY)

IATA Designation Level 3
Office Contacts: Peter Robinson; +44 (0)208 564 0635;
How to apply for slots: All slot requests for London City Airport should be submitted in turnaround format (linked Arrival/Departure format) so that the aircraft parking requirement can be accurately determined.

Slot requests for passenger flights operating through the main passenger terminal should be submitted by SCR in standard SSIM format to or via OCS.

Business Aviation slot requests must be submitted to the “London City Jet Centre”. Jet Centre are responsible for coordinating Business Aviation aircraft parking and will liaise with ACL to confirm runway slots.

Airport Operating Hours & Airports Conditions of Use:
  • Mon-Fri 06:30 – 22:00 UK Local Time.
  • Sat 06:30 – 12:30 UK Local Time.
  • Sun 12:30 – 22:00 UK Local Time.
  • On UK Public Holidays, the airport opening time is 09:00 UK Local Time.
  • The airport is closed on 25th December (Christmas Day).

Information on London City Airport conditions of use and fees can be found at the London City Airport website (see bottom of page for airport webpage link).

ACL Office Coverage: ACL provides services from 0900 to 1700 UK local time, on weekdays only (excluding public holidays).
ACL Out of Hours Coverage: Outside normal ACL office hours, the Ramp Control Unit (RCU) at London City Airport should be contacted to deal with short term ad-hoc slot issues:

Additional Operational Requirements: The London City Airport Consultative Committee website provides information about operating into London City Airport:

Slot requests for the main passenger terminal with ground times greater than 30 minutes must be approved by both ACL and London City Airport.

A referral process between ACL and LCY Airport is in place to deal with such requests and operators are advised that it can take longer than normal to gain approval for such requests.

Planned Maintenance: London City Airport performs runway maintenance outside of the airports operating hours. In the unlikely event of a planned runway closure during normal operating hours, the details would be published here.
Local Guidelines: Local Rule 1 provides details on the Administration of the London City Movement Cap. LCY Local Rule 1 can be found at:
Sanction and Enforcement Codes: Sanctions for slot misuse at London City Airport is covered under the “UK Misuse of Slots Enforcement Code”.
Coordination Committee: The AGM takes place towards the end of November each year. Due to the relatively small number of airlines operating at London City Airport, all operators are invited to participate in the Coordination Committee.
Slot Performance Committee: There is currently no active Slot Performance Committee at London City Airport.
Seasonal Reports: ACL publishes Seasonal Reports for all Level 3 airports.  These can be found using the search function here.

Reports for Level 2 and Level 1 airports are not published.  If you would like to see reports for these airports, please contact us.

Capacity Declaration: Click here
Airport Website:
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