London City Airport temporarily suspends all flights
London City Airport will temporarily suspend all commercial and private flights as of Wednesday evening as the coronavirus dents demand, with many airlines having already halted operations.
The suspension is expected to last until the end of April, but this will be kept under review.
City said that while commercial traffic will temporarily cease, the aerodrome can remain open and available to support emergency flights or the military or other government agencies.
Chief executive officer Robert Sinclair said: "In these exceptional times, this is the right and responsible course of action to protect the safety and wellbeing of our staff and passengers, and our city.
"The fundamentals of our business remain strong. The airport is backed by very committed, long-term investors and, once confidence returns to the market, the airport and our staff will be ready once again to quickly return to normal operations."
Staff will remain employed by the airport throughout the suspension and future decisions around re-opening will be informed by government guidance, City said.