London City Airport will reopen on June 21, 2020 after a three-month closure, with the first flights being domestic.
BA 3287 between the Isle of Man and central London is expected to be the airport’s first flight. New routes will then begin between London City and Teesside in the North East and Dundee in Scotland on Monday July, 6, 2020. These will be operated by Eastern Airways and Loganair respectively.
The airport says that routes to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin will return in July. Tickets are now on sale with British Airways for flights to Ibiza, Florence, Málaga and Palma as well as Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dublin
When the terminal reopens, access will be limited to only passengers holding a valid ticket on the day of travel. All passengers will be asked to wear a face covering while at the airport. Other measures include:
- An enhanced cleaning regime, including a long-life anti-microbial surface treatment called Zonitise, used throughout the airport
- Touch-free hand sanitiser stations
- One-way systems
- Perspex screens at key points of interaction, such as check-in desks
- Clear signage and floor markings to help maintain social distancing and guide you through the airport
- Advance crowd monitoring technology to identify and manage busy areas, using CrowdVision
- Non-contact, automatic temperature checking technology for rapid preliminary screening
- Staff using face masks or visors and gloves
London City Airport suspended commercial and private flights on March 25, 2020, in response to the escalating public health crisis and government lockdown measures. London City says that “During the suspension, the aerodrome was made available to government agencies and the military.”