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 […]

Gatwick Airport wins top construction award for its development of the North Terminal

Gatwick Airport won an award at the London Construction Awards event in recognition of its programme of work to develop its North Terminal, which completed last year. Award recognises Gatwick’s clever development of existing infrastructure Winner of ‘Process Innovation of the Year’ at the London Construction Awards Project increases operational efficiency and improves passenger experience […]

Gatwick takes investment to £2.7 billion with new five-year plan

Gatwick Airport has announced it will invest £1.15 billion over the next five years – with £240 million planned for 2017/18 alone – as it plans for more growth and improved efficiency, while also maintaining its record levels of passenger satisfaction. This 2017 Capital Investment Programme (CIP) sets out Gatwick’s investment strategy which continues to […]

Gatwick Airport recognised by RoSPA with three big awards

Gatwick Airport has won three awards for the first time at the annual Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) awards ceremony, recognising the airport’s commitment to environment, health and safety (EHS) initiatives. For the first time, the airport’s construction team was recognised with a ‘Highly Commended’ in the Industry Sector Award category for […]

Gatwick joins six other airports for first ever international airport ‘hackathon’

Gatwick Airport is supporting the first ever international airport ‘hackathon’, which will challenge programmers and computer coders to improve passengers’ travel experience by developing innovative ideas for new apps over a period of 48 hours. Gatwick will share flight and waiting time data with the developers to help them with the challenge, alongside six other […]

Gatwick becomes a carbon neutral airport and reduces its environmental footprint further

Following a year of record growth, Gatwick has been officially recognised as a carbon neutral airport through its use of 100% renewable electricity and Gold Standard carbon credits to offset ground fuel emissions. The award, from ACI Europe, means that Gatwick Airport Ltd completed Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 3+ in 2016 for all ground […]

Gatwick installs 2000 indoor navigation beacons enabling augmented reality wayfinding – a world first for an airport

Around 2000 beacons have been installed across Gatwick Airport’s two terminals providing an indoor navigation system that is much more reliable than GPS and that enables augmented reality wayfinding for passengers – a world first for an airport. The lack of satellite signals makes road-based navigation systems – such as Google or Apple maps – […]

Gatwick investing in new accessibility facilities, including world first hoist equipment, specialist toilets and sensory rooms

On the first anniversary of Gatwick’s award winning Hidden Disability Lanyard service, the airport can also announce that it has purchased an Eagle Hoist 4 – a passenger lifting facility that provides safer and more respectful transfer for wheelchair users requiring full assistance to their aircraft seat. The airport is also investing in two specialist […]

Gatwick’s biggest year of investment kicks off as new Planning Framework awarded

As Gatwick prepares for its biggest year of investment, the airport has announced the award of its Airport Planning Services framework, with three major companies – Arup, Atkins and Jacobs. These three infrastructure specialists will be called upon to work with the airport on capacity assessments as it analyses future growth from existing infrastructure. The […]