London City airport has been closed today after a discovery of Second World War explosives in the King George V dock alongside the runway. All flight operations have been cancelled and London City’s chief executive Robert Sinclair urge passengers flying today “not to come to the airport and contact the airline for further information”.
A London Metro Police spokesman said, “the explosives was discovered during the pre-planned work at London City Airport and reported to the police at 5.06am on Sunday.
The airport area is cordon off and law enforcement and the Royal Navy are working to safely remove the explosives.
The London city airport is frequently used by business passengers as it is close to London’s financial hub in Canary Wharf. The airport that handles close to 4.4 million passengers annually, also used by major airlines including British Airways, KLM and Lufthansa for domestic and international flight destinations.