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2013 Results
Aircraft Movements - Annual Totals 1987/2014
Passengers - Annual Totals 1987/2014
Aircraft Movements (Monthly Moving Annual Totals) 1989/2015
Number of Passengers (Monthly Moving Annual Totals) - 1989/2015
Aircraft Movements by Type of Aircraft - quarterly summary
Ranking Among UK Airports
Principal Destinations - Monthly Moving Annual Totals -  1993/2008
UK Domestic Destinations - May 2001onwards
CAA Annual Airports Statistics 2010
CAA Passenger Survey 2008
Passengers - Last Mode of Transport 2010

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There are also operational statistics, dealing with regularity, punctuality delays etc, in the quarterly reports of the Airport Director to the Consultative Committee - see the Committee's Minutes Page

"Air Transport Movements" (ATMs) are landings or take-offs of aircraft engaged on the transport of passengers, cargo or mail on commercial terms. All scheduled movements, including those operated empty, loaded charter and air taxi movements are included.

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2013 Results

According to information supplied by the Airport during the year ended 31st December 2013 the Airport handled 73,713 aircraft movements and 3, 390,264 passengers. This compares with 70,781 aircraft movements and 3,016,884 passengers during 2012.

One of the requirements of the s. 106 Agreement entered into on 9th July 2009 is that on 1 July each year the Airport should send to the local planning authority an Annual Performance Report describing its performance and compliance with the planning agreement in the preceding calendar year. The Report is to be published on this website. The Report for 2010 and its Appendices (in two files click here and here) was posted to this website on 1st August 2011. Chapter 2 on pages 9,10 and 11 deals with aircraft movements- see also Appendices 3 and 8.
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Aircraft Movements - Annual Totals 1988/2013

THE chart below shows the total number of flights each year since 1988. The Airport opened in October 1987 and by the end of year there had been just 1244 movements carrying 15,403 passengers.


Scheduled Terminal Passengers - Annual Totals 1987/2013

THIS chart shows the total number of terminal passengers for each year since 1987. The Airport opened for business in October that year.

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Number of Air Transport Movements (Monthly Moving Annual Totals)  - 1989/2015

These charts plot for each month since January 1989 the number of flights in the previous 12 months - the detailed figures on which the charts are based can be obtained fom the Secretary. The figures for the period 1988 - 1992 were supplied by the CAA. The remaining figures come from London City Airport.

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Number of Passengers (Monthly Moving Annual Totals)  - 1989/2015

LIKEWISE these charts plot for each month since January 1989 the number of passengers in the previous 12 months - the detailed figures on which the charts are based can be obtained fom the Secretary.The figures for the period 1988 - 1992 were supplied by the CAA. The remaining figures come from London City Airport.

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Aircraft Movements by Type of Aircraft - quarterly summary

The Airport maintains a record of the numbers and types of aircraft using the airport the Airport. A summary of these figures is published quarterly on this page:


 

CAA Annual Airports Statistics 2013

Here is some of the information about London City Airport drawn from the CAA's Annual Airports Statistics for 2013.  The Annual statistics are issued in March or April of the following year.  Thus the 2014 statistics will be available in March or April 2015.

Air Services - Passengers by Destination 2013

This chart shows the number of passengers carried to each destination served by the Airport during the year ended 31st December 2013. It shows that the most popular service was that to Amsterdam followed by Zurich, Edinburgh, Frankfurt and Geneva.

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Air Services - Passengers by Destination 2010
Air Transport Movements 1987/2007

Air Transport Movements 1988/2013

This chart shows the total number of air transport movements* for each of the 24 years 1988 - 2013. It should be noted that the Airport opened in October 1987. By the end of 2013 the total number of aircraft using the Airport since it opened in 1987 was over 1.2 million.

Number of Terminal Passengers 1987/2013

This chart shows the number of terminal passengers for each of the 25 years 1987 - 2011. It should be noted that the Airport opened in October 1987. By the end of 2013 the Airport had been used by over 40 million passengers over the 27 years it had been operating.

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Number of Passengers 1987/2007

Growth 1994-2013

In the seven years 1994 - 2001 the number of passengers using London City Airport increased steadily from 0.477 mppa to 1.619 mppa - 239%.  In 2002 the number fell to 1.602 mppa (-1.05%) and in 2003 there was a further fall to 1.471 mppa (-8%).  In 2004, however, there was renewed growth of 0.204mppa (14%) taking the total to 1.675 mppa. This was continued in 2005 (1.996mppa -19%), 2006 (2.377mppa - 16%), 2007 (2.912mppa - 23%) and 2008 (3.260mppa - 12%). But in 2009, because of the recession the number of passenger fell back to 2.797mppa and in 2010 there was a further slight fall to 2.781mppa. But in 2011 there was growth again and by 2013 the number passengers reached 3.380 mppa

Over the 10 years ending 2013 the overall increase in terminal passengers per annum at London City was almost 56% compared with 15% for UK airports generally.  Likewise the total number of flights at London City per annum increased by more than 28% compared with a fall of 18% for UK reporting airports generally. 

Countries Served 2000/2007

Countries Served 2000/2013

This chart shows the countries served by the airport in 2013 and the number of passengers carried to/from each - the figures for 2000-2012 are given for comparison.  It will be seen that most passengers using London City Airport travel to or from destinations in Germany. This is followed by Switzerland and the UK (including Jersey and the Isle of Man).  Another popular country is the Netherlands .

Charter Flights

In 2013 there were 10 charter flights carrying 471 charter passengers. These figures exclude 5004 air taxi flights.

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Diversions 2007

Diversions 2013

During 2013 some 231 air transport flights to London City were diverted to other airports, a small increase over the previous year when the number of diversionswas 229. This is equivalent to about 0.6% of air landings at the Airport. Most of these flights were diverted to Stansted (136), Southend (63) and Gatwick (28). The remainder went to Birmingham (3) and Manchester (1).

Nationality of Operators

The charts to the right show that 86% of flights to and from London City Airport in 2013 were operated by UK or other EU operators who carried 83% of the passengers:

Nationality of Operators - Flights

Passengers by Nationality of Operator
Other Flights

Other Flights

In addition to air transport movements there were 877 positioning, test and training and business aviation flights plus a small number (7) of official, military and "other" flights. 


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CAA Passenger Survey 2008

During 2008 London City Airport again participated in a CAA Survey of departing passengers at a number of airports around the country including those in London. The headline results, as they affect London City Airport, are shown tin the following graphs. For more detailed information visit the CAA's website  

(Note:  Where available the 2000 Survey results, and those of 2003 and 2006, are provided for comparison. )

Note:  LCY =London City,  LGW = London Gatwick,  LHR = London Heathrow,  LTN = London Luton,  STN = London Stansted

London Airports - Business and Leisure Passengers

57% of passengers using London City Airport are travelling on business. This is by far the highest proportion among the London Airports. The second chart shows for UK and Foreigh passengers the percentage of business and leisure travellers at each of the London Airports. LCY has the largest proportion of business travellers in both categories.   [2000, 2003 and 2006 Figures for Comparison]

Business and Leisure Passengers
Ticket Types Ticket Types 2006/2008

Comparison of Ticket Types Purchased at London Airports 

LCY still has the highest proportion of passengers (22%) using Business/First and Economy full fare tickets when compared to the other London Airports, although the percentage has been falling over time. [2000 and 2003/2006 Figures for Comparison ]

London Airport - Connecting Passengers

Most passengers (92%) using London City Airport make point-to-point journeys. Only about 2% of arriving passengers have connected at the airport of origin from a flight from elsewhere although 6% of departing passengers will connect with other flights on arrival from LCY. [2006 Figures for Comparison ]

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Connecting Passengers
Country of Residence

LCY Passengers - Country of Residence

Well over half the Airport's passengers are resident in the UK.

[2000, 2003 and 2006 Figures for Comparison]

London Airports - International/Domestic Split

There are more domestic passengers at LCY (21%) than the other London Airportsalthough the percetnage has been falling. [Figures for 2000 and 2003 and 2006 for Comparison]

Internatinal;/Domestic Split

Gender Split

LCY Passengers - Gender

About 62% of the Airport's passengers are male. This is a higher pecentage than at the other London Airports.[2003 and 2006 LCY Figures for Comparison]

LCY Passengers -  Age

More than three quarters of the Airport's passenger are aged between 25 and 54. On the whole the age profile of passengers at London City Airport is younger than at the London airports. [2003 and 2006 LCY Figures for Comparison]

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Socio Economic Groups

The first chart shows the proportion of passengers in socio-economic groups A, B, C1, C2, D at London City Airport in both 2006 and 2008 while the second chart shows these proportions for all passengers using London's Airports. It can be seen that the majority of LCY's passengers continue to be in socio-economic groups A, B and C1. [2000 Figures and those for 2003/2006 at LCY and all London Airports for comparison]

LCY Passengers - Employment Sectors

MOre than 60% of passengers using LCY are in Banking and Finance and other business services.  [LCY figures for 2000, 2003 and 2006 for comparison]

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Emplyment Sectors

LCY Passenger Income London Passenger Income

Income of Passengers

LCY passengers tend to be high earners. Business passengers using London City had the highest average individual incomes at £89,000, compared with £78,000 at Heathrow and £68,000 at Luton. [Figures for 2000and 2003 and 2006 for LCY and other London Airports for comparison]

Surface Origin and Destination of Passengers

Most of the the Airport's passengers come from the south-east of England (96%) with another 2% from East Anglia. The percentage of passengers from the Cities of London and Westminster (27%) has fallen slightlyand likewise since 2006 there has been a slight decline (1%) in the percentage of passengers from the Docklands. But between them these areas still dominate the Airport's catchment area (54%). [2000 , 2003 and 2006 LCY Figures for Comparison]

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O&D of Passengers

Surface Transport

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LCY Passengers -  Modes of Surface Transport

These figures (comparing 2006 with 2008) show that the new DLR line direct to the Airport is now carrying 44% of air passengers. Another 36% use taxis. Only 15% of passengers use private cars and of these only about a quarter use the Airport's car park. [2000/2003 LCY Figures for Comparison]

 

Passengers - Last Mode of Transport 2010

This chart shows the last mode of transport of air passengers at London City Airport in 2010. The figures are percentages. They are based on the average of the four quarterly passenger survey results carried out on the Airport’s behalf by Continental Research, .

It will be seen that more than half the passengers used the Docklands Light Railway. More than 30% used taxis or mini-cabs while only about 13% used private road transport. Only 3% of passengers left private cars in the Airport's car parks.

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