London Gatwick Airport

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London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick is the UK’s second largest airport and flies a range of both short and long-haul point-to-point services. The airport is a vital piece of the UK’s national infrastructure and is also a major driver for both the regional and national economies.

Gatwick opened as an aerodrome in the late 1920s; it has been in use for commercial flights since 1933. The airport has two terminals, the North Terminal and the South Terminal, which cover areas of 98,000 m2 and 160,000 m2 respectively. It operates as a single-runway airport, using a main runway with a length of 3,316 m. A secondary runway is available but, due to its proximity to the main runway, can only be used if that is out of use. As of 2020, Gatwick is the busiest airport in the world to operate with only one runway having served 46.5 million passengers during 2019.

In 2019, a new long-term partnership was formed with VINCI Airports who purchased a 50.01% stake in the airport. This partnership saw Gatwick Airport integrate into the network of VINCI Airports, the leading private airport operator in the world, which manages the development and operation of 45 airports located in Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, Japan, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Airport News

Gatwick Airport to host a second economic summit next year – following successful inaugural event

Following the success of the inaugural Gatwick Airport Economic Summit (3 Nov), the airport has today announced that it will hold a second event next year. Over 120 delegates - representing local authorities, businesses, developers, education …

London Gatwick completes its main runway resurfacing

London Gatwick Airport, part of VINCI Airports' network, has just completed (Sept 2022) an innovative plan to resurface its main runway in half the time and for half the cost - while saving significant amounts …

London Gatwick Airport lands Ho Chi Minh City route as Bamboo Airways expands Asia operations

Vietnamese airline Bamboo Airways will commence a new weekly service between London Gatwick and Ho Chi Minh City Bamboo Airways’ year-round service will begin on Wednesday 7 December, with passengers able to book tickets from …

Gatwick announces 400 new security staff starting ahead of the busy summer season and reveals top five hand luggage items rejected in scanner

After a busy few weeks, Gatwick Airport is working to reduce security delays ahead of the busy summer holiday period with more than 400 new security staff having started in recent weeks, with more still …

Gatwick’s ongoing consultation includes amended plans for two new flyovers to separate local and airport traffic if Northern Runway plan is successful

Gatwick Airport’s ongoing consultation, includes amended plans to improve three major local road junctions to support its proposals to bring its Northern Runway into regular use, minimising the impacts of additional passengers on local residents …

Gatwick welcomes two of LEGO’s first UK airport stores, alongside new Kidstop pop-up and return of Ted Baker and Itsu

Gatwick Airport has announced two new retail offers for passengers, with LEGO stores and a Kidstop pop-up opening ahead of the school summer holidays. World famous construction toy brand, LEGO, opened a store in each of …

More businesses can now register their interest in supplying Gatwick, as airport publishes its 2021 sustainability report

Being a partner and advocate for a thriving resilient local economy is one of ten goals in the airport’s ten year - Decade of Change - sustainability plan and a global commitment of the whole …

Gatwick acts to ensure reliable flight timetables so that passengers have certainty this summer

Following a further review of its operation, and on behalf of travellers, Gatwick is temporarily moderating its rate of growth for July and August by putting in place a gradually increasing capacity level at the …

Additional focused consultation on Gatwick’s updated highway designs starts today

Gatwick has today (14 June) started a focused statutory public consultation on changes to its highway improvement proposals, which form part of the airport’s broader plan to bring its existing Northern Runway into routine use, …

Gatwick announces additional focused consultation on its Northern Runway plans – with updated highways design

Gatwick has announced that it will start a focused statutory public consultation on Tuesday 14 June 2022 about its plans to bring the airport’s existing Northern Runway into routine use alongside its Main Runway. The consultation …

Gatwick lands top - internationally recognised - health and safety award

Gatwick Airport picked up the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accident’s (ROPSA) President's Award – an internationally-recognised award given to organisations that have sustained high standards of health and safety over ten or more …

Gatwick expands North America connections this summer with 50 flights a week to six destinations across Canada

Passengers can now book on 50 flights per week to six destinations across Canada this summer, as new and returning routes to Montreal, Quebec City, Vancouver and Halifax join existing services to Toronto and Calgary. …

Gatwick South Terminal Reopens Offering more than 30 Long-Haul Destinations to Passengers

Gatwick Airport passengers will be able to choose from a range of more than 30 exciting long-haul destinations this summer, including Bangkok, Quebec and Islamabad, with the airport’s South Terminal reopening on 27 March.   Scoot, …

After two difficult and challenging years, Gatwick cautions that aircraft noise may become more noticeable, as it celebrates the start of its recovery and the thousands of local jobs this provides

Gatwick recognises that aircraft noise is an issue for some people and is today warning that noise levels may progressively return to more noticeable levels - when flight numbers move towards more normal levels when …

Gatwick looking forward to a strong summer – and will reopen its South Terminal later this month to meet demand

Despite continually changing travel restrictions - and the emergence of the Omicron variant - an encouraging end to 2021 saw passenger numbers at Gatwick exceed 1 million in August, September, October, and December - helping …

Gatwick Airport is transforming aircraft turns with innovative digital platform that updates air traffic controllers quickly, in real time

Aircraft turnarounds are being transformed at Gatwick with a new handheld digital platform that allows ground handlers to update air traffic controllers about changes to the turn process - in real time, direct from the …

Gatwick continues its recruitment campaign with 400 roles on offer as the airport ramps up ahead of an expected busy summer

Gatwick Airport Limited is continuing its ongoing recruiting campaign and is looking to fill around 400 new roles across multiple airport departments, as it prepares to reopen its South Terminal and ramp up operations in …

Gatwick to reopen its South Terminal – and continue its recruitment campaign - as travel restrictions ease and half term starts

Gatwick Airport announced on Friday it will reopen its South Terminal in March - after nearly two years being dormant – to help meet the expected strong demand this summer and beyond as confidence in …

Gatwick Airport opens applications for highly-acclaimed engineering Apprenticeship Programme to mark National Apprenticeship Week

Gatwick Airport has launched its prestigious engineering Apprenticeship Programme for 2022, with applications open to mark  National Apprenticeship Week.   As Gatwick celebrates its 45th year of the Apprenticeship Programme, the airport is on the hunt for …

Passengers numbers increase at Gatwick Airport for the Christmas getaway

Nearly 750,000 passengers set to travel through Gatwick during Christmas period – seven times more than over Christmas 2020 Most popular Christmas routes include Dublin (short-haul) and Cancun (long-haul) High COVID-19 levels continue to have …

InMotion opens new store at Gatwick Airport

InMotion, the market-leading technology retailer in travel locations, has opened its first store at Gatwick Airport, within the North Terminal departure lounge.   The new outlet from InMotion, a brand owned by WHSmith, will offer departing passengers products …

In UK airport first, Gatwick partners with GRIDSERVE to build an Electric Forecourt - the net zero carbon equivalent of a petrol station

A partnership between Gatwick Airport and sustainable energy company GRIDSERVE will build the Gatwick Electric Forecourt – an electric charging, net zero equivalent to a petrol station - that will be available to millions of …

Passengers concerned about increasing airfares if airport slot rules for next summer remain the same

More than half (56%) of people surveyed who are planning to fly in the next 12 months are concerned about airfares increasing if airport slot rules remain the same, according to a YouGov survey commissioned by Gatwick Airport and Wizz Air.   More than a quarter (28%) …

Gatwick Airport’s 12-week public consultation on plans to bring existing Northern Runway into routine use closes

Gatwick Airport’s 12-week public consultation on plans to bring its existing Northern Runway into routine use has now closed.   The company will now go through the thousands of responses in detail and make any necessary …

Contact

London Gatwick Airport
Horley
Gatwick
United Kingdom
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