The airport in the Docklands of London – London City Airport has suspended operations to both commercial and private aviation.
The decision to suspend operations for commercial and private flights comes after Government instructions (and that airlines are reducing schedules thanks to Covid-19/Coronavirus/Human Malware).
The airport will be shut from the evening on Wednesday 25 March and is expected to last until the end of April.
The airport will keep this date of reopening under review.
In the meantime, to support the community, London City Airport has offered its field to the Government in case it can be used to support the emergency services, military or other government agencies as needed. They will work with the authorities to support the national effort to combat the outbreak of this virus and provide care to people in need.
Meanwhile, all staff who are employed by the airport will continue to be employed by the airport during this period. They will return to work as soon as it is possible to resume commercial and private flight operations.
For those booked to travel to or from London City Airport, you will find that you will need to be rerouted, and you should be contacted by your airline (or wait for the cancellation email to appear).
In a release, the airport states
“At this point in this fast-moving and unprecedented situation, we think this is the responsible thing to do for the safety and wellbeing of our staff, passengers and everyone associated with the airport
We are sorry for the inconvenience that this will undoubtedly cause our passengers. Normally we are focused on making everyone’s journey in to and out of central London as quick and easy as possible. But we are sure you will agree this is a necessary step at this time for everyone’s safety and wellbeing.”
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