London City Airport is the smallest and most centrally located of the five airports serving London. It's situated close to Canary Wharf in the East End of London, 11 kilometres east of Central London. There is one terminal.
The airport's proximity to London's financial districts means it is mainly used by business travellers, with a variety of flights connecting London with Europe's other economic hubs. Flights also connect London with a range of cities across the UK, notably Edinburgh and Plymouth. Transatlantic flights also operate to New York's JFK International Airport.
Unlike many airports, passengers are encouraged to only arrive within two hours of the flight departure. Check-in desks only open two hours before departure and the authorities are keen to minimise overcrowding in the small terminal.
The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) provides quick and direct connections between London City Airport and both Canary Wharf and the City of London, the two main financial districts. Passengers can transfer from the DLR to the London Underground at Canning Town, Woolwich Arsenal and Stratford International. London black taxis are available directly outside the terminal.
London City Airport officially opened in 1987 and a huge financial investment was made in 2011 to improve the airport before the 2012 Olympics. Unfortunately, while it was only 15 minutes from Olympic Park, the airport was mostly closed for security reasons during the games.