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Article from BTNews 5 JUNE 2017

30 years ago London City was born

On 31 May 1987 Captain Harry Gee landed a Brymon Airways de Havilland Canada Dash 7 at what had been recently named London City Airport.

Large crowds turned out, very much clearly in favour. Local TV gave what they termed a ‘balanced’ view, the very small minority of those opposing the scheme gaining as much air time as those in favour.

It was to be Monday 26 October when services actually got under way, with Brymon Airways serving Paris Charles de Gaulle and Plymouth City Airport, while Euro City Express opened up again to Paris, but also Brussels National. 

On the following Thursday week, 5 November, the Queen officially opened the terminal, and, somewhat uniquely, departed by the Royal Barge Nore through the lock gates at the end of the King George V Dock into the River Thames.

LONDON CITY AIRPORT - 30 Years Serving the Capital, will be published by Business Travel News 5 November 2017. ISBN  978-1-900438-07-0  info@btnews.co.uk  


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Patricia Holland, London

I lead the Campaign FOR the London City Airport with Local Residents it was my idea that the plane landed in Docklands to show the Residents and for them to decide seeing is beleiving that is what I told the Chief Executive Reg Ward and ithappened

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