London City Airport – Aircraft Spotters Paradise?

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  • Anonymous


    I am sitting in the departures lounge at LCY at the moment awaiting a flight to Geneva. It’s been a while since I flew out of here and I am really enjoying the show sat up at the window looking out over apron. I think the reason why is that LCY is an Airbus/Boeing free zone which makes life much more interesting.

    So far in the last hour I have seen:

    Embraer 170/190s (Brazilian)
    BAe 146 (British)
    F27 (Dutch)
    Dornier 328 (German)
    Falcon 50 (French)
    ATR 42 (Franco-Italian)
    Dash 8 Q400 (Canada)
    Saab 2000 (Sweden)

    OK BA do have A318s so it isn’t completely free of Boeing & Airbus but then A318 is a rare type.

    Can forum readers think of any other decent sized airport that is Boeing/Airbus free?


    Toronto City Airport — although all you will see there are Q400s mostly flown by Porter.

    Very tricky question Bath_VIP

    Belfast City is Boeing free now that Ryanair and bmibaby have departed.


    For scheduled flights I would suggest Southampton. Similar length runway to LCY. There maybe some B737 flights from time to time but these are holiday charters.


    How about the BA service to JFK? airbus 318?


    Lugano Airport (LUG) def B and A free. Mind you, pretty much free of everything else as well!

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