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Gatwick Airport further subsidises cut-price lateral flow and PCR tests for holiday-makers

Gatwick Airport is supporting Britain’s return to travel by offering passengers significantly cheaper PCR tests, after announcing it would subsidise its on-site COVID-19 screening centres, operated by ExpressTest. Two centres currently operate from Gatwick; a drive-in option located within the airport’s Perimeter Road South (RH6 0PQ) car park, and a walk-in centre situated within the […]

Gatwick announces plans to bring its existing Northern Runway into routine use

Gatwick announced yesterday that a public consultation will start on the 9th September 2021 on plans to bring its existing Northern Runway into routine use alongside its Main Runway. The scheme will help secure the airports long-term growth, generating approximately 18,400 additional jobs by 2038 and an additional expected £1.5bn GVA to the region. While […]

Gatwick Airport joins Travel Day of Action to call on Government to safely reopen travel and provide crucial financial support

Gatwick Airport has joined other leading industry voices across the country, including airports, travel agents, pilots, tour operators and cabin crew, in calling on Government to safely reopen travel and provide vital support to the industry, as part of today’s Travel Day of Action. Alongside Gatwick, leading bodies such as the Airport Operators Association (AOA), […]

Gatwick’s strong revival will create the dynamic, connected and innovative business environment necessary to diversify the region’s economy

Gatwick’s strong revival is critical to the region’s economic recovery and will help create the dynamic, connected and innovative business environment necessary to diversify the region’s economy, according to a new report – Gatwick’s Economic Value – published today. Diversifying the region’s economy and making it more resilient has become an important objective for several […]

UK’s first UV treatment of security trays installed at Gatwick to protect passengers and staff by reducing spread of coronaviruses

Gatwick is the first airport in the UK to treat its security trays with enough UV light energy to guarantee a 99.9% microbe disinfection rate – protecting passengers and staff and reducing the spread of coronaviruses, including COVID-19, and other infections on this high-touch surface area. The new, highly effective system – provided by Smiths […]

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 […]