Real time flight updates on the day passengers jet abroad have been made available via London City Airport’s new messaging service.

Those departing from Docklands will be the first in Europe to benefit from BizTweet technology.

It allows travellers to tweet their flight number to @LCYflightinfo for details about times and boarding gate numbers.

The service will run alongside the airport’s dedicated Twitter feed @londoncityair .

Chief information officer at London City Airport Alison Fitzgerald said: “We have invested heavily in technology to improve the passenger journey throughout all areas of the airport.

“BizTweet adds another string to our bow, putting the latest information at the fingertips of our customers and providing a social media outlet that sends the selected information required by the passenger.”