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London City Airport celebrates platinum jubilee with new commemorative logo

Ahead of the Queen’s 70th Jubilee celebrations next weekend, London City Airport has announced how it will mark the occasion.

Central London Airport, a favorite of the Windsor family thanks to its proximity to Buckingham Palace, has launched a new logo featuring a prominent profile of Her Majesty, which will be used until next weekend on all airport communication and social media channels.

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Passengers won’t be left out of the celebrations either – those going away for the weekend can use the promo code ’70JUBILEE’ when booking their parking in advance. The code will save 70 passengers £70 when used at checkout.

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Additionally, throughout June, East London-based Truman’s Brewery will be serving a special commemorative cocktail, the ‘Royal Dubonnet Gin Cocktail’ (consisting of Dubonnet, 58Gin and freshly squeezed lemon juice ) for travelers who wish to raise a pre-flight toast to Her Majesty. Aelia Duty-Free will also offer a range of unique and commemorative products including biscuits and loose tea from Royal Warrant holding Fortnum & Mason.

London City Airport is a favorite of the Royal Family, Her Majesty having witnessed the opening of the airport in 1987 alongside her beloved corgis. Photo: London City Airport

The Jubilee weekend is expected to be a busy one for London City Airport, which last week saw a post-pandemic record of 67,000 passengers. Inbound travelers are expected from across the UK domestic network and international travelers from nearby European destinations.

Operations will be temporarily halted for 20 minutes Thursday at 11:48 a.m. and Sunday at 4:57 p.m. as part of the RAF flyover of the city so passengers can view the aerial tribute.

This is a unique and special moment, not just for the UK and the Commonwealth, but for the whole world,” noted airport CEO Robert Sinclair. “Whether you work at the airport, drive through it or live nearby, we want everyone to feel part of Jubilee and for it to be a weekend that will be remembered for a long time – which, I believe, will be a fitting tribute to Her Majesty.”

The new commemorative logo. Photo: London City Airport

Other celebrations

London City Airport will also be sponsoring several local community events next weekend. In its hometown of Newham, the airport will support the Royal British Legion as it lights up the Jubilee Beacon, with a subsequent party at the nearby Brick Lane Music Hall, featuring food, drink and live music for more of 300 people.

In nearby Barking & Dagenham, the airport is one of the sponsors of the local council’s celebratory programme, including the Youth Parade, scheduled for Sunday, which is expected to host over 2,000 people.

East London-based Truman’s Brewery will serve its special commemorative “Royal Dubonnet Gin Cocktail” to passengers looking for a pre-flight celebration from Gate 2. Photo: London City Airport

The airport is not alone in its celebrations – Virgin Atlantic simultaneously announced plans to commemorate the Jubilee, allowing passengers to join the festivities in the sky. Those traveling to the United States and the Caribbean for a holiday will be greeted with a festive milk chocolate lollipop to commemorate the day.

Premium and Upper Class passengers will be treated to a classic British afternoon tea, including sandwiches, mini pastries, cakes and a Virgin Atlantic-themed Battenberg.

“We are delighted to join in the celebrations of the momentous occasion of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next weekend. The Jubilee weekend marks an important moment in history, and we look forward to celebrating this momentous moment with our customers,” added Corneel Koster, Virgin’s Chief Customers & Operating Officer.

With days to go, it will be an exciting bank holiday weekend for those celebrating at home or taking advantage of the four-day break for a short trip.

Are you traveling to London City Airport this bank holiday weekend? How will you commemorate the Jubilee? Let us know in the comments.



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