London Underground trade unions are planning a 24-hour strike on the Tube from 18:30 on Wednesday 5 August. If the strike goes ahead, Tube services will stop running from 18:30 on Wednesday 5 August until Friday 7 August. There will be no Tubes on Thursday 6 August. We are expecting normal service to resume on Friday. London Underground, Overground and TfL rail services are also set to run as per usual but are likely to be busier than normal. All passengers are advised to check their journey before they travel and allow additional time to get to their destination.
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Saturday 8 (05:00 - 19:00) - Sunday 9 August (05:00 - 18:00) apart from Canary Wharf (closed between 04:00 - 18:00): The London Triathlon is taking place and is likely to cause severe disruption for passengers travelling by road to London City Airport. Docklands Light Railway (DLR) services will not be affected and London City Airport station will be open. London Underground, Overground and TfL rail services are also set to run as per usual but are likely to be busier than normal. All passengers are advised to check their journey before they travel and allow additional time to get to their destination.
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New Photo Exhibition at London City Airport Celebrates 50 Years Of The Private Jet
All visitors to London City Airport’s main terminal will enjoy a glimpse of the private jet lifestyle this December. The airport is exhibiting the winning images from a recent photography competition – launched by PrivateFly.com, the private jet booking service, to mark the 50th anniversary of the private jet*.
The photographs will be on display in the upstairs departure area, before security. The exhibition will show the winners in the categories of Ground, Air, Detail, Speed and Crew, chosen by a judging panel of leading names in aviation and travel photography including Jessica Ambats, Craig Easton and Nick Meers.
Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly, commented: “We have launched this exhibition as a stunning, visual celebration of the private jet - an iconic symbol recognised as the pinnacle of air travel. It has been 50 years since the 1963 maiden flight of the Lear Jet in the USA and the next 50 will see many exciting innovations, from biofuels to supersonic private jets.
“London City is the perfect location for the exhibition – Europe’s most efficient and impressive private jet airport, with a unique 'heart of London' location.
“But as London City’s Jet Centre speeds its private jet passengers through in as little as 90 seconds, there wouldn’t be much time for them to view the photography there! So airport visitors can visit the exhibition in the main airport terminal. It’s a great opportunity to showcase private jet travel to a wider London audience.”
Darren Grover, Chief Operating Officer at London City Airport, said: “We are proud to serve London’s business community, whether they fly by airline or private aviation. Private jets have been a very visible part of life at LCY since the Jet Centre opened in 2002, serving everyone from business people and politicians to celebrities and royalty. We are delighted to mark this milestone in private jet travel.”
For more information on the photography competition, to see winning images, runners’ up and details of the judging panel, see www.privatefly.com/photos
The photography exhibition 50 Years of the Private Jet will be on show from November 28th at London City Airport’s main passenger terminal, in the upstairs departures area. Airport visitors can view the exhibition before security.
*The first flight of the Lear Jet was in 1963, in Wichita, Kansas, USA. PrivateFly has produced an infographic timeline to show key milestones in the last 50 years of private jet travel. This can be viewed and downloaded at www.privatefly.com/inspirational-jet-flights/50-years-of-private-jets.html
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