London City Airport boasts it is the airport of choice for business people travelling to and from central London. Evidence to back up this claim is quite strong with a reported 64% of passengers travelling on business, higher than any other airport hosting business travel in the UK, and probably higher than the majority of airports worldwide. If you speak to frequent business flyers, such as Dr Bob McDowall, Principal Consultant who we interviewed in March, he can verify this claim with reasons as to why he chooses London City Airport as one of his preferred airports for business travel.
Given that business travel is one of the top seven ‘stresses’ in a busy executive’s life, it not surprising that those travelling on business would naturally cite London City Airport being close to the City of London as one of the main reasons they choose to use it. After all, it is only seven miles compared to nearly twenty to Heathrow. Yet this isn’t the only reason why busy executives choose LYC over other airports. In our guest interview with Dr Bob McDowall, he reported he likes to reduce additional travel related strain, especially if faced with the prospect of a high hassle & bustle factor, noise and delays, and chooses airports which accommodate a reduction in travel tension.
Here are 6 relaxing reasons to choose London City Airport if you are travelling on business.
Less than 2 minute walk from connecting public transport
London City Airport is renowned for its ease to get to. Business Traveller magazine (2009) rated it as having the best public transport links in the world. Docklands Light Railway (DLR) connects to the airport terminal only making it a two minute walk from the station. From the DLR network you will be linked with the London undercover Underground and National Rail at various connecting stations.
Quick check in
London City Airport does well to offer a quick transition for passengers departing and arriving, particularly as it boosts being a fast and efficient gateway to East and Central London. With this in mind, business travellers are offered efficient self-service check in machines, immediately apparent as you arrive at the main terminal, as well as check in desks. Upon arrival you will also notice how efficient your luggage is cleared as well.
Self bag tagging facilities
It takes only 24 seconds to check your bag in, according to London City Airport. The self service bag tagging allows you to print out a label and tag your own bag. That’s less time for queuing and more time to relax. Or better still, even less time in the airport and more time before leaving home or office.
Punctuality of air flights into and out of London City Airport (LCY)
There’s nothing worse than wondering if you will be arriving late at your destination, particularly when your business trip has been planned to meet crucial deadlines or demanding clients at a specified time.
Relax! London City Airport is one of the most punctual airports in the UK according to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) statistics. The CAA reports that nearly 90% of all scheduled flights at LCY are on time which compares favourably to other airports where only 80% were on time. What’s more, being late isn’t significantly late according to CAA statistics, as LCY also has the shortest average delay per flight of just seven minutes! So you can relax with peace of mind knowing that you will most likely make your connecting business flight or arrive on time for your business meeting.
London City Airport has a silent airport policy in place. This means that only in the case of emergency or during bad weather will announcements be made. What’s more when combined with exceptionally short check in you won’t notice there is no business lounge facility.
Complimentary Shoe Shine
Sit back and chill out while you enjoy a professional shoe shine courtesy of London City Airport. There is also a complimentary jacket steaming service, both located next to the Information desk in the departure Lounge. At last, you can relax knowing that when you arrive at your destination with your professional image will be intact.
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