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Gatwick launches world first incentivised car-pooling service for airport staff

Gatwick has announced it is the first airport in the world to launch an innovative car-pooling service that offers staff preferential parking spaces and tracks their associated reduction in vehicle miles and emissions in real time. The service, in partnership with journey sharing platform Faxi, collects data from each shared journey – via a smartphone […]

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 […]

Growth in US routes drives Gatwick’s busiest-ever May

Last month saw London Gatwick experience the busiest May in its history, as 4.1 million passengers travelled through the airport. In the same month that Qatar Airways launched a new service from Gatwick to Doha, the airport’s 65 other long-haul routes continued to soar, +24.1% on May 2017. Services to Asia performed strongly, with Hong […]

London Gatwick takes investment to over £3 billion with new five-year plan

Gatwick Chief Executive, Stewart Wingate announced the new five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for Gatwick Airport at the British-Irish Airports Expo in London. The airport will spend £1.11 billion up to 2023, with £266 million planned for 2018/19 alone.  Gatwick expects to continue growing its long-haul operation and predicts that passenger numbers will increase to […]

Gatwick Airport celebrates 60th anniversary

This Saturday, 9th June, marks a significant milestone for London Gatwick, as the airport celebrates 60 years since it was officially opened in its current form. Opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 9th June 1958, Gatwick Airport became the first airport in the world to combine air, road and train travel in one close-knit single […]

Gatwick provides jobs boost with more than 1,200 positions available

London Gatwick has announced vacancies for more than 1,200 retail, restaurant, check-in desk assistance and luggage handling roles, further demonstrating the airport’s commitment to boosting employment in the local community. The announcement reflects Gatwick’s continued growth as it gets ready to face its busiest summer on record. More than 800 jobs are being offered from […]

Gatwick to be first airport in the world to trial autonomous vehicles to shuttle staff across the airfield

Gatwick’s 300 airside vehicles are stationary 90% of the time – as staff attend to aircraft and passengers – however a trial of electric-powered autonomous vehicles will soon see workers shuttled between popular locations on the airfield when it starts later this summer, the airport announced today. The trial is thought to be the first […]

Gatwick partners with Aviation Museum and Royal Aeronautical Society to host STEM events for schools

Gatwick Airport has partnered with the Gatwick Aviation Museum and the Royal Aeronautical Society to host a year-long series of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based events for local primary schools. In the first of the year-long series of educational ‘Cool Aeronautics’ events, taking place at the Gatwick Aviation Museum, 71 students from Southgate […]

Gatwick’s busiest ever December closes record-breaking year as 45.6m passengers travel through in 2017

London Gatwick ended 2017 with its busiest December on record, as 3.2 million passengers travelled through the airport during the festive month, an increase of 1.5% year-on-year. 45.6 million passengers used the airport in 2017, +5.2% on 2016. After a year of continued booming growth in Gatwick’s long-haul connections, with new routes including Singapore, Rwanda, […]

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 […]