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Gatwick smashes global record of 44 million annual passengers, with long haul services driving huge growth

Gatwick Airport passed the 44 million passengers a year mark for the first time this weekend (Saturday 8th April) – a world record for a single runway airport – and also announced that it has secured 49 consecutive months of growth. Driven by growth in long haul routes, the airport has reported its busiest ever […]

Gatwick wins Dementia Innovation Award for hidden disability lanyard

The successful rollout of a hidden disability lanyard at Gatwick Airport has been recognised for its forward-thinking approach towards supporting passengers with Dementia. Gatwick and OCS, the airport’s special assistance provider, were jointly presented with the Dementia Innovation Award at an awards ceremony hosted by the Alzheimer’s Society and attended by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. […]

Gatwick Airport sets new world records and announces biggest-ever annual development investment of £250m

Gatwick Airport today reinforced the vital role it plays in the local, regional and national economy as it announced its biggest-ever annual investment in development projects at the airport. The investment of £250 million for the forthcoming financial year is part of the airport’s £1.2 billion transformative capital investment plan to be spent over five […]

Gatwick’s world-first waste plant shortlisted for prestigious Sustainability Leaders Award

Gatwick’s world-first waste plant has been shortlisted for a prestigious Sustainability Leaders Award the airport announced today – as Gatwick becomes one of first signatories to the international Airports Sustainability Declaration. The awards are run by Edie – leading providers of environmental news and commentary – and Gatwick has been shortlisted after becoming the first […]

Gatwick Airport submits case for expansion to government sub-committee

London Gatwick Airport has submitted a summary of new evidence supporting its second runway expansion case to the UK government’s Economy and Industrial Strategy (Airports) sub-committee. As the sub-committee starts to consider where to expand aviation capacity in the South East, Gatwick’s new report contains additional analysis which the airport claims supersedes the Airports Commission’s […]

Gatwick Airport building first airport waste plant of its kind in the World – promoting it to the top of the recycling league

Gatwick to be first airport in the World to dispose of Category 1 waste on site and turn it into energy. Energy generated from waste will power the new plant and heat the North Terminal. Airport to hit 85% recycling rate – the best of any UK airport. Gatwick, in partnership with DHL, is set […]

Gatwick connects UK to global growth with new Cathay Pacific service to Hong Kong – gateway to China and the Far East

Cathay Pacific‘s four-times-a-week service to boost business links with China and the wider Far East. New Cathay Pacific service cements Gatwick’s place in the premier league of airports offering 50+ long haul routes across the globe. Gatwick now connects UK to three Chinese cities, including only direct flights to Chongqing – the commercial capital of […]

Hi-tech screening area opened at Gatwick Airport

London Gatwick Airport has unveiled a new state-of-the-art security area in its North Terminal capable of screening up to 5,000 passengers per hour. The new £36m (US$48m) facility comprises 17 self-service e-gates and 10 security lanes, each with seven loading points, providing more space for passengers to prepare their belongings prior to the screening process. […]

Gatwick Airport opens US$115m Pier 5

Gatwick Airport officially opened its newly-redeveloped Pier 5 facility today (February 1), which represents an investment of £80m (US$115m) and forms part of a wider £2bn (US$2.8bn) North Terminal transformation plan. The new pier now offers vertically separated arrival and departure routes for passengers, smoothing their journeys and creating a more flexible and efficient operation […]