As preparations gear up for the celebration of the 70th year of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, London City Airport has announced how it plans to mark the occasion.

The central London hub, which claims to have been a favourite of the Queen and the Royal family since it opened in 1987, with Prince Philip once claiming to be able to get from Buckingham Palace to the terminal in 19 minutes, has launched a new Jubilee logo.

Queen’s profile

The new symbol, with the Queen’s profile prominent, will be used from for a week on all airport communications and social media channels to mark the occasion.

Commenting on the Jubilee, the airport’s CEO Robert Sinclair said:” This is a unique and special moment, not only for the UK and Commonwealth, but for the entire world. Whether you are working at the airport, travelling through it, or living close by, we want everyone to feel part of the Jubilee and for it to be a weekend that lives long in the memory – which I believe will be a fitting tribute to Her Majesty.”

Post pandemic record

The Jubilee weekend at the airport – which last week welcomed a post pandemic record of 67,000 passengers – is set to be busy, with inbound visitors from across its domestic network and international destinations, including Amsterdam, Milan, Frankfurt and Zurich.

As part of the RAF’s London flyover, featuring 70 aircraft on Thursday, the airport will temporarily halt operations for 20 minutes from 11.48am so everyone can enjoy the special aerial tribute. The same will happen for a subsequent flyover on Sunday 5 June between 16.57 and 17.07pm.
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