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Article from BTNews 11 SEPTEMBER 2017

London City balloon regatta

At 07:00 yesterday (Sunday 10 September), 27 hot air balloons lifted off from London City Airport as part of the 2017 Ricoh Lord Mayor’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta.

It is the first time the regatta has launched from London City Airport, this year forming part of the 30th birthday celebrations for the airport. The balloons remained airborne above London for more than 1hr, travelling north-eastwards from the airport in the London Borough of Newham at around 1,000ft over Dagenham, Hornchurch and Upminster, before dispersing and landing.

The festivity is just one of the events leading up to the anniversary which actually takes place 26 October. Next week we will be detailing “30 Years Serving the Capital” by Business Travel News editor-in-chief Malcolm Ginsberg.


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