London City to reopen for commercial flights by end of June

Commercial flights will return to London City Airport by the end of June.

The airport announced that domestic routes will be the first to resume.International flights will restart early next month but the timing “may depend on the proposed quarantine of passengers arriving into the UK”, according to a statement.

London City’s runway has been closed to commercial and private flights since March 25 due to travel restrictions and the collapse in demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

It is normally the UK’s 12th busiest airport, handling 5.1 million passengers last year.

Its location close to the capital’s financial district makes it particularly popular with business travellers.

The airport said in a statement it will introduce a series of measures to “provide reassurance” to passengers once it reopens.

These include temperature checking technology for arriving and departing passengers, providing staff with face masks and visors, and “rigorous” cleaning.

The airport will survey travellers on its database to get their thoughts on the future flying experience.