London City Airport suspends all flights until end of April – The Sun

LONDON City Airport is suspending all flights to and from the airport until the end of April amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The suspension starts from tonight, with passengers urged to get in touch with their airline.

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A statement on the website explains: "Following the Government’s latest instructions in response to the coronavirus outbreak, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to temporarily suspend all commercial and private flights from the airport.

"This will begin in the evening on Wednesday 25 March and is expected to last until the end of April. We will keep this under review.

"At this point in this fast-moving and unprecedented situation, we think this is the responsible thing to do for the safety and wellbeing of our staff, passengers and everyone associated with the airport.

"During this period, we will continue to follow official guidance and work with the authorities to understand the situation and how best to respond."

They added: "If you were due to fly to or from London City Airport in the coming weeks, you should be contacted by your airline. If you have any questions about your flight and related travel arrangements, please contact your airline directly."

Routes from London City include domestic flights to Scottish Airports, as well as Jersey and the Isle of Man.

The majority of flights are to and from Europe, with routes to New York as well.

In 2018, more than 75,000 flights flew from the airport, carrying nearly 5m passengers.

Other airports in the UK remain open – London Heathrow and London Gatwick are still operational although are running a reduced services.

The announcement comes just days after a warning that all UK airports could close within weeks due to the pandemic.

Trade body the Airport Operators Association (AOA) has urged ministers to support airports in the country amid dwindling passenger numbers as flights are cancelled.

International flights are already limited, with the majority of flights being repatriation for stranded Brits.

Domestic flights are also being cut, between airports on the mainland and to the islands.

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