Monday, 11 March 2013

Cheap Flights to London-The airports of London

London is considered the world’s best served city by air transport, and about 150 million passengers used its six airports in the year 2005.  Named in order of size, London’s six airports comprise the following: London Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Stansted Airport, Luton Airport, London City Airport and London Southend airport.
Heathrow and Gatwick serve long-haul, European and domestic flights; Stansted, Luton and Southend mainly cater for low-cost European and domestic services, while London City is more preoccupied with business travellers to short-haul and domestic destinations.
The closest airport to the city of London is the London City Airport, which is located approximately 10 km east of the city of London’s financial district in the Docklands area. A branch of the Docklands Light Railways connects the airport to the city, a journey that last for 25 minutes.

London Heathrow Airport in London
London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is located 32km (20 miles) to the west of Central London, and it’s the busiest and most sophisticated airport in the world. With 190,000 passengers arriving and departing every day (about 70 million passengers per year), Heathrow handles more international air passenger traffic than any other airport in the world. The airport is spread across five terminals; each equipped with shops, restaurants, currency exchange facilities, information desks, accommodation desks and left luggage facilities. It is connected to Central London by the dedicated Heathrow Express, Heathrow rail service, the Heathrow Connect local rail service and London’s Underground Piccadilly line; while also connected to the M4 and M25motorways.

London Gatwick Airport in London
London Gatwick (LGW) is the second largest airport in the UK after Heathrow Airport, and is located 45km (28 miles) south of London. Gatwick Airport has two terminals, North and South; both having a comprehensive selection of shops, bureaux de change, help desks and left luggage facilities. London Gatwick airport handles approximately 32 million passengers per year from domestic, short-haul and long-haul flights, and is linked to London by the Gatwick express, Thameslink, and Southern rail services; and by the M23. It is the busiest single runway airport in the world.

Southend airport in London
Southend airport is situated in the east of London, and has undergone rapid development relatively recently. It is connected to London via the A127 road, and there is an airport train station with services through Stratford to London Liverpool Street. Passenger numbers have risen significantly from April 2012, when low-cost flights commenced to 13 European destinations.

London Standsted airport London
London Stansted Airport (STN) is the UK's third busiest airport and one of the fastest growing airports in Europe. Stansted Airport is located 64km (40 miles) to the North-East of London. It is home to many of the UK's low-cost airlines, serving mostly European and Mediterranean destinations. The Stansted airport has a single runway and terminal, and handles approximately 20 million passengers annually, mostly from low-cost short-haul and domestic leisure flights. It is connected to London by the Standsted Express rail service and the M11 motorway.

London Luton Airport
London Luton Airport (LTN) is one of the UK's largest airports, carrying 9.5 million passengers in 2011. The airport is a major base for low-cost or "no-frills" air travel, and is located just 56km (35 miles) North-West of Central London. London's Luton Airport is popular with budget travellers, and is within easy reach of Central London by public transport.

London City Airport
London City Airport (LCY) is located about 9.5km (6 miles) east of Central London and just 4.8km (3 miles) from Canary Wharf. A single runway handles short-haul flights with a devoted niche on business travel to Europe and New York. The airport can be accessed by taxi, bus or Underground/DLR. Its single terminal incorporates shops, restaurants and cafes, information and taxi desks, a bureau de change and a left luggage facility.
Are you considering visiting London and the U.K.? Then contact the London official visitor agency-Visit London and Partners at: 08701 566 366     

You can also contact the City of London Information Centre: Opposite St Paul's Cathedral:
City of London, Guildhall, PO Box 270, London, EC2P 2EJ
Telephone: 020 7606 3030

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