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Gatwick celebrates new ownership with continued investment to “put passengers at heart” of exciting new chapter

A new long-term partnership has been formed by VINCI Airports and Global Infrastructure Partners which will support Gatwick’s passenger-focused strategy with a major investment programme that will “enable Gatwick to continue on its successful journey” says CEO Stewart Wingate London Gatwick today announced a new chapter in its ownership as VINCI Airports completed the purchase […]

Gatwick Airport submits planning consultation for robotic car parking

Gatwick Airport in the UK has submitted a planning consultation to its local council for a new robotic parking solution, which could increase parking capacity from 6,000 self-park spaces to 8,500 robotic parked valet spaces. Gatwick will work collaboratively with car parking robotics company Stanley Robotics on the project. Stanley Robotics opened a similar outdoor […]

Gatwick becomes first UK airport to open sensory room for departing passengers

New, free to use facility provides a calming space for passengers with special needs to relax in before their flight Interactive zone full of light and sound also designed to stimulate senses, improve memory, motor skills and encourage learning New sensory room follows opening of new ‘premium style’ lounge – the biggest in Europe – […]

Gatwick Airport chaos as staff are forced to write flight information on whiteboards after technical glitch

Passengers are facing chaos at Gatwick today as staff were forced to write out flight information on whiteboards after a technical glitch. Frustrated passengers were pictured gathering around boards filled with handwritten messages to find out their flight information. Flustered airport workers also yelled out gate numbers to try and make sure passengers made their flights on […]

Gatwick becomes first airport to secure ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ accreditation

Airport also recertified as a Carbon Neutral airport today Initiatives include installing 100% energy efficient LED lights on the runway, saving a million litres of water in car washes and introducing incentives for quieter aircraft All empty coffee cups and plastic bottles also sent for specialist recycling Gatwick has just become the first airport to […]

Gatwick Airport in UK’s first end-to-end biometrics trial

Gatwick Airport has today announced the UK’s first trial of end-to-end biometrics – where personal data collected at the airport’s self-service bag drops will be recognised by new automated self-boarding gates – simplifying and speeding up the process for passengers and reducing the risk of human error.  The trial is being run in partnership with […]

Gatwick Airport installs IT network in US$15m deal

Gatwick Airport has partnered with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to future-proof its entire IT network as part of a US$15m deal. The new network, provided by HPE and Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Aruba, allows the airport to take advantage of new, modern technologies for the benefit of airport users, including more than 250 on-site businesses, […]

Gatwick is world’s first major airport to introduce a cloud-based Flight Information Display System (FIDS)

More resilient and can run on battery powered mobile screens with 4G connectivity independent from other airport systems or infrastructure if required Gatwick’s 1200 cloud-based screens take up only 3Mbps – making the system extremely fast and responsive New system can run natively on smart TVs  Gatwick is the world’s first major airport to introduce […]

The flight before Christmas: Gatwick Airport predicts record festive season as Christmas getaway begins

2.1 million passengers to journey through London Gatwick this festive period Passengers heading off to Lapland set to double this Christmas break Christmas Day passengers +6% on last year Data from London Gatwick has today revealed Friday 22 December will be the airport’s busiest Christmas season departure day, with passengers set to take advantage of […]

Record year of investment takes Gatwick Airport past 45 million passenger milestone

Gatwick Airport has published its results for the year ended 31 March 2017 as the airport smashed through the 45 million annual passengers milestone. Gatwick has also just completed the biggest year of investment in the airport’s history as it continues to deliver on its ambitious plans for growth. The airport’s annual results published today, […]