London City Airport reopens after WW2 bomb removed from Thames

All flights to and from the airport were cancelled on Monday

London City Airport was closed on Monday, as divers worked to lift an unexploded Second World War bomb discovered in the dock. Photograph: PO Phot Owen Cooban/Royal Navy/MoD/Crown copyright/PA Wire

London City Airport was closed on Monday, as divers worked to lift an unexploded Second World War bomb discovered in the dock. Photograph: PO Phot Owen Cooban/Royal Navy/MoD/Crown copyright/PA Wire

 

London’s City Airport reopened and was operating as usual on Tuesday, the airport said, after a World War Two bomb which was found nearby was safely removed from the River Thames.

All flights to and from the airport were cancelled on Monday after the half-tonne ordnance was found at the nearby George V Dock in east London, and a 200-metre exclusion zone was also put in place. Both British Airways and City Jet operate flights from Dublin to the airport.

“The World War Two ordnance discovered in King George V Dock has been safely removed by the Royal Navy and Met Police,” Robert Sinclair, chief exective of London City Airport said in a statement. “As a result, the exclusion zone has now been lifted and the airport will be open as normal on Tuesday.”

Reuters