London City Airport will be closed all day today after the discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb was found nearby in the Thames.
The bomb was discovered at George V docks on Sunday during planned works and the airport was closed at 22:00. Metropolitan police and the navy are working to remove the bomb.
As many as 16,000 passengers will be affected by the closure of the airport. Passengers are being told not to travel to the airport and to contact their airline for further information. Below is a list of useful telephone numbers from the London City Airport website
|Air France||+44 (0)20 7660 0337|
|Air France website|
|Alitalia||0871 424 1424|
|Aurigny||0141 822 886|
|British Airways||0844 493 0787
from 06:00 – 20:00
|British Airways website||Disruption Assistance line –
0800 727 800
|Blue Islands||0845 620 2122|
|Blue Islands website|
|CityJet||0203 481 1259|
|Flybe||0844 3810 665|
|KLM Royal Dutch Airlines||(00)44 20 7660 0293|
|KLM Royal Dutch Airlines website|
|Lufthansa||0371 945 9124/0371 945 9747|
|Luxair||(00)35 224 564 242|
|Sky Work||(00)41 31 810 18 18|
|Sky Work website|
|Sun-Air operating as British Airways||(00)45 75 33 16 11|
|Sun-Air operating as British Airways website|
|Swiss International Airlines (SWISS)||0345 601 0956|
Airport general enquiries
+44 (0)20 7646 0088/0000
+44 (0)20 7118 1060 (open 09:00-19:00 Monday – Friday) or get a quote and book online
+44(0)20 7118 1060 (open 09:00-19:00 Monday – Friday) or get a quote and book online
Flight, packages and hotel customer services
+44(0)20 7118 1060 (open 09:00-17:00 Monday – Friday)
A statement from Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport: “The airport remains closed this morning following the discovery of a World War Two ordnance in King George V Dock on Sunday. All flights in and out of London City on Monday are cancelled and an exclusion zone is in place in the immediate area.
All flights in and out of London City on Monday are cancelled and an exclusion zone is in place in the immediate area. I urge any passengers due to fly today not to come to the airport and to contact their airline for further information.
I recognise this is causing inconvenience for our passengers, and in particular some of our local residents. The airport is cooperating fully with the Met Police and Royal Navy and working hard to safely remove the device and resolve the situation as quickly as possible.”
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Update Tuesday 13 Feb
London City Airport is now open after Royal Navy engineers removed the unexploded bomb from George V docks.