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Gatwick to become coronavirus testing centre

Gatwick Airport is to be partially utilised as a drive-through testing centre for coronavirus cases in the UK. Initially for use by NHS staff and invited key workers, the site will open on today and be available between 09:00-17:00 daily, on an appointment-only basis. Stewart Wingate, chief executive, Gatwick Airport, said: “We are pleased to […]

Gatwick Airport will consolidate operations into the South Terminal from 1 April and limit runway opening hours to protect staff, passengers and the business from the impact of COVID-19

The severe and unparalleled impact of COVID-19 on the global aviation sector has led Gatwick to make the difficult decision to consolidate passenger processing and facilities into the airport’s South Terminal and to limit scheduled flights on its runway to between 1400 and 2200, with effect from 1 April 2020. As a responsible business, the […]

Gatwick hosted 77 local mothers and daughters to help change perception of engineering as a male dominated industry

Unique airside tour of Gatwick designed to encourage both mothers and daughters to consider careers in engineering Female engineering apprentice was on hand to inspire the visitors and talk through her experience at the airport Tour included learning how aircraft park with a laser guided system  Gatwick provided an exclusive insight into engineering at the […]

New Independent Gatwick Accessibility Panel to help shape the airport’s strategy and services for disabled passengers

A new independent panel – made up of experts in the travel needs of disabled passengers and people with reduced mobility – will help to shape Gatwick’s accessibility strategy and improve services for disabled passengers. The Independent Gatwick Accessibility Panel (IGAP) will take a broad view of accessibility provision and services at the airport, including […]

Bespoke information on aircraft noise can now be tailored by postcode – in a Gatwick and European first

New information portal represents a step change in transparency and makes it easier for residents to find flight information relevant to their location New videos explaining how aircraft operate in and out of Gatwick also available on the portal Over £1 million invested by Gatwick Airport to improve the monitoring and reporting of aircraft noise […]

Gatwick Airport initiates planning process to use its existing Northern Runway

Gatwick Airport has formally started the process to bring its existing Northern Runway into routine use by submitting a notice to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) of its intention to prepare an application for development consent. This action establishes the ‘Gatwick Airport Northern Runway’ project on the PINS website and is the first step in the […]

Gatwick publishes new five-year investment plan

London Gatwick Airport published its new five-year Capital Investment Program (CIP) on Thursday, August 8, highlighting substantial investment in automation and technology as an enabler of sustainable growth. This new plan takes Gatwick’s total investment since 2009 to £3.21bn (US$3.9bn). The single biggest project to be delivered within the next five years is the Pier […]

Gatwick invests in new dedicated domestic arrivals route

London Gatwick has this week opened a new arrivals facility for domestic travellers from other parts of the UK and Republic of Ireland, providing a faster and more convenient exit from the aircraft through a new dedicated arrivals route. The £24 million investment means that passengers arriving from the UK and Republic of Ireland, will […]

Strong support for Gatwick’s master plan as airport confirms way forward for sustainable development

Gatwick has published its final master plan and a report on its 12-week public consultation, which concluded earlier this year. This consultation showed strong support for airport development with two thirds of respondents saying they support Gatwick ‘making best use of its existing runways’ in line with Government policy. The final master plan sets out […]

£150m pledged to deliver vital upgrades at Gatwick Airport station

Government announces £150 million investment to upgrade Gatwick Airport train station Holidaymakers and commuters to benefit from a larger concourse, five new lifts and eight new escalators Improvements set to reduce train delays and provide easier connections across the south east Tens of millions of rail passengers travelling to and from Gatwick Airport will benefit […]