Passengers are advised that check-in is open 2 hours before scheduled departure. Passengers will be unable to check-in before this time.

 
 
About & Corporate. Press Centre.
Latest new from London City Airport

Record visitor numbers at London City Airport's Fun Day

This year's 13th annual Fun Day & Air Show was a huge success, attracting almost 26,000 visitors to the free event and raising at least £35,000 for charity.  

Fun Day had a sporting theme with the opportunity for visitors to celebrate the Olympics and Paralympics coming to Newham, the airport's home borough, in 2012. A whole host of activities were laid on for visitors of all ages, from climbing walls and race tracks to a basketball court operated by NBA. West Ham United Football Club's coaches were on hand to offer tips to budding players on an inflatable football pitch. Visitors were also given an exclusive opportunity to have their photo taken with the Barclays Premiership Trophy.

Crowds gathered all around the Royal Docks to see the only air show in London, with sensational aircraft like the Hurricane XII Z5140 and a rare Spitfire ML407 taking to East London's skies.

The Fun Day's major sponsor, British Airways, offered visits on board two BA CityFlyer aircraft, rides on de-icing rigs and the British Airways mobile flight simulator. The airline also manned cabin crew workshops for children, using mini uniforms and an aircraft mock-up, as well as giving away thousands of kiddie packs.

All money raised on the day is being donated to Richard House Children's Hospice which provides care and respite to children with life-limiting illnesses.

The airport's chief executive, Richard Gooding OBE said: "The London City Airport Fun Day has become an important part of Newham's social calendar and is welcomed by a very large number of people in our neighbouring communities. This year was our most excellent Fun Day ever which was further enhanced by good weather and a great crowd. We look forward to seeing you all at next year's event".

Planning an event of this scale takes a full year with a dedicated in-house team fine-tuning every detail to ensure a successful and enjoyable day for the thousands of visitors. On the day of the event, the operational airfield is transformed into an event space ready for thousands of visitors in just under two hours - an incredible feat that is undertaken by airport staff who volunteer their own time to the day. Fun Day would not be possible without the contribution of the army of volunteers and the event's sponsors.

Next year's Fun Day will take place on Saturday 3 July 2010.

Further information

Linda@lcy.co.uk

Search

LCY Tweets

#Deauville’s hippest eatery is newcomer La Cantine. A New York loft-style space with a modern French menu. Read more http://t.co/gIsmBnA2wk
#Win a 5* break to #Granada for two with @British_Airways. To enter and to read more: http://t.co/vNo30iUKIj #LCYComp
@Dawkins1978 Why thank you very much, Charlotte. We hope to see you again very soon!
@Simma747 Brilliant photo sir!
We are interested in hearing suggestions for new winter ski and city break destinations. Please take our short survey http://t.co/4v8g8fL4pM
#Granada: Whispering cypress trees, dreamy pavilions, reflecting pools and tinkling fountains. Read more: http://t.co/TIoiMNqqe5
@colinsmithse5 We are glad you had a marvellous experience this time round, Colin.
@sillybabybean We couldn't agree more Victoria.
@Mulle9900 Thank you very much, Maria. You have a great day too!
#Antwerp: Vibrant #fashion, entertainment scene and startling architectural and cultural contrasts. Read more: http://t.co/4UqwH2INrQ
With just 5% sales tax, compared to 20% in the #UK, the shopping in #Jersey is excellent value for money. Read more: http://t.co/kocBW2w2Pq
#Deauville’s watersports centre proposes a multitude of activities including land yachting Want to learn more?: http://t.co/gIsmBnA2wk
@cornards hi for flight status best go to our website http://t.co/00dH27mRMD
@alandmclean Hi did you have a long wait? We will pass your comments on to the terminal team. Thank you for your feedback.
#Palma: take a break in the #mediterranean this #summer. Flights from just £183. Book now: http://t.co/iAlJSVuTcI
#Win a trip to #Granada courtesy of @British_Airways & The AC Palacio de Santa Paula hotel. To enter: http://t.co/vNo30iUKIj #LCYComp
Forget what you think you know about #Ibiza. The island has so much more on offer. Find out for yourself from £185: http://t.co/giXtSVM7m3
#Granada: Almost as breathtaking as the fortress itself are the palace gardens. Learn more: http://t.co/t1fm7zbiOW
#Antwerp: Enjoy café-filled cobbled lanes, a riverside fortress and a truly impressive cathedral. Read more: http://t.co/t1fm7zbiOW
The sea is #Jersey’s biggest playground. Enjoy activities such as swimming, sailing, surfing or kayaking. Learn more: http://t.co/kocBW2w2Pq
LCY Leisure guide

LCY Leisure Guide.

Plan & book your trip grey arrow

Calendar icon

Book your holiday.

Click here now. grey arrow

Aircraft icon

Discover europe

Find out more. grey arrow

Follow Us Facebook Twitter Twitter icon Google+ YouTube icon Youtube Flickr icon Flickr

Sign up. For news on competitions, new routes and articles. Be the first to know with our newsletter.