- May 15, 2008, 5:52 AM
London City Airport will hold the official opening of its new business aviation center on May 31. The facility includes a dedicated 38,000-sq-ft ramp for business aircraft, which have previously found it hard to park at the airport, located six miles east of the UK capital’s financial district and just two miles from the Docklands business district. Until last December, business aircraft handling was contracted to Signature Flight Support. Then, after an extensive bidding process, the privately owned airport decided to take direct control of this operation rather than award a long-term franchise to an FBO chain.