LESS THAN 20 MINUTES BY RAIL OR CAR from the heart of downtown London sits a tiny jewel of an airport with a single runway jutting out into a channel that once was surrounded by crumbling warehouses and vacant docks. London City may have sprung from humble origins, but today it shines when it comes to providing point-to-point service to some of Europe's most important business capitals such as Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. In many respects, 2008 was a banner year for the Docklands ...

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