London City Airport

We provide Air Traffic Control (ATC) services at 13 UK airports. At London City Airport we provide tower and engineering services

Tower Services

This is an ATC service provided for the airport and surrounding airspace. The controllers will look out of the tower windows, as well as at the ATC equipment, to give aircraft clearance to taxi, take-off and land.


An engineering team, based at the airport, are responsible for maintaining air traffic control services, such as radar and the Instrument Landing System (ILS).

The Operation: 2017

The current tower opened in 1987 and NATS has been providing an ATC service since then.

  • Flights: 80,000 (-6% on 2016)
  • Passengers: 4.5m (0% change on 2016)
  • Busiest ranking: 11th—UK’s busiest airport (flights)

Annual flight movements (historical)


All of the destinations are within Europe with the exception of flights to New York.

  • Furthest direct route travelled to: New York,USA
  • Most travelled to destination: Amsterdam & Dublin
  • Airports served: 29

The Airport

London City Airport have received planning permission to expand the airport, with a parallel taxilane, seven new aircraft stands and an extended terminal to welcome 6.5m passengers per year by 2025.

  • Height of tower: 15.5m
  • 1 Runway1: 1,199m x 30m
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    4000 Parkway
    PO15 7FL

    Tel: 01489 616001

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