TagsGatwick Airport

Portugal welcomes UK passengers through e-gates at immigration

Airports in Portugal can now use electronic e-gates at the border to help make entry into the country quicker and smoother. Lisbon, Faro, Porto and Funchal (Madeira Island) airport all have RAPIDforALL e-gate facilities available, so British passengers using them do not need to queue in conventional passport control lanes, although they will still be […]

Gatwick Airport to support local business revival through new procurement opportunities

Businesses within Gatwick Airport’s local region are set to be boosted through the airport’s plans to provide new, targeted business opportunities, should its Northern Runway plans be successful. From today, local businesses can register their interest in working with Gatwick as a supplier and sign up to future newsletters, via a simple form on the […]

Gatwick Airport urges Government to restore ‘Use it or Lose it’ airport slot rules

‘80/20’ slot competition rules ensure that consumers benefit from effective choice of destination and airline, as well as efficient and fair pricing Coalition of four airlines and airports write to Transport Secretary Issue already raised with the CMA – the UK’s competition watchdog A coalition formed of Gatwick, Belfast International, and Edinburgh Airports and Wizz Air […]

Gatwick to support local employment with 800 new construction jobs – alongside education and training – if Northern Runway plan is successful

Gatwick Airport has announced it expects to create up to 800 specialist construction jobs from the mid-2020s should the plans to bring its Northern Runway into routine use go ahead. These jobs are part of the overall benefit of 18,400 additional local jobs that could be generated by 2038. Further training, education and procurement opportunities […]

Sustainable Aviation Fuel introduced for first time at Gatwick in collaboration between Q8Aviation, easyJet, Gatwick and Neste

Sustainable Aviation Fuel is introduced for the first time at Gatwick Airport through a collaboration between Q8Aviation, easyJet, Gatwick Airport Ltd and Neste SAF blend to be used on all easyJet flights operating to Glasgow throughout the COP26 Climate Change Conference From today the airline has introduced an electric hydrant dispenser provided by World Fuel […]

Gatwick proposing to cap aircraft noise – and a more generous Noise Insulation Scheme – if Northern Runway plan is successful

Gatwick is proposing to set a cap (known as an ‘envelope’) on aircraft noise if its Northern Runway is brought into routine use – with the noise limit tightened further as flight numbers grow – to act as an incentive for airlines to increase the number of quieter aircraft they use at the airport.      […]

Cargo volumes to more than double if Gatwick’s Northern Runway is brought into routine use – supporting local businesses and jobs

The volume of cargo handled by Gatwick is forecast to increase to around 350,000 tonnes per year by the middle of the century (2047) – up from 150,000 tonnes in 2019/20 – if the airport’s plan to bring its Northern Runway into routine use is realised.  Cargo volumes would increase to over 200,000 tonnes as the Northern Runway potentially enters service in 2029, growing steadily to over 320,000 tonnes by 2038, before hitting 350,000 by around 2047. […]

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), […]