News // 11 February 2018

London City Airport Closed Due to Bomb

London City airport was closed today (Sunday 11th February) after a WWII bomb was discovered nearby.

The explosive device was found during work on the King George V dock and officials have confirmed that the airport will remained closed for the rest of today and tomorrow while the issue is resolved.

All flights in and out of London City’s runways will be cancelled and travellers are asked to check with their airlines about refunds and alternative arrangements.

BBC reports that the bomb was found early yesterday morning. Irish airline Cityjet have told passengers that they will continue to run flights, on a slightly different schedule. They will fly between Dublin and Southend airport until the closure ends.

Flybe has advised passengers to avoid London City Airport until further notice. They will contact customers via email about their tickets.

British Airways told travellers that they are “keeping the situation under review” and advised clients to “continue to check on ba.com for the very latest information”.

Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City airport, said: “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.”

Beyond Business Travel have contacted all our clients who have been affected by this disruption. We have arranged alternative flights and applied for refunds where applicable. If you need any assistance or want to know how we can make your business travel easier, get in touch below.