Tag: Gatwick Airport

Gatwick’s Airport Announces New Five-Year Investment Plan

Reading Time: 2 minutes At the British-Irish Airports Expo in London, London Gatwick Airport’s Chief Executive, Stewart Wingate, announced a new five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for Gatwick Airport which will see an investment of £1.1bn over a five-year period, with £266m already earmarked for 2018/2019 alone. Gatwick sees continued growth in the long-haul market, predicting passenger numbers increasing […]

Chaos Hits Gatwick Flights After Airliner Suffers Tyre Blowout

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airline passengers are facing cancellations, delays and disruption after a plane tyre burst as it left the runway on a transatlantic flight. Flights are using Gatwick’s back-up runway after the airport’s main strip was closed following an incident involving an Air Canada Rouge flight to Toronto. The plane was leaving Gatwick at 1.16pm bound for […]

British Airways’ Gatwick Growth Hits Double Figures In Five Years

Reading Time: 3 minutes New routes and a better customer experience are driving strong growth in demand for British Airways at Gatwick. Over the last five years, British Airways’ operation at the Sussex-based hub has seen 40 per cent more customers travel (from 4.4m to 6.2m) and an increase of 33 per cent in the number of routes it […]

Global Record: 42 Million Annual Passengers at Gatwick

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gatwick Airport is now in a league of its own as it breaks its own record for the number of passengers travelling on a single runway – more than 42 million passengers now travel through the airport annually. This new record was achieved on the same weekend that Cathay Pacific’s new route to Hong Kong […]

Gatwick Achieves Busiest-Ever Month in Its 80 Year History

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gatwick Airport has achieved the busiest single month in its 80 year history as 4.6m passengers travelled through the airport in July, +6.9% on the same month last year. Long-haul routes continue their impressive growth at the airport, growing 23% collectively versus last July, against a backdrop of traffic growth stalling at other major European […]

Magnetic MRO Opens New Warehouse in the UK

Reading Time: 1 minute Estonia headquartered Magnetic MRO, has opened a new warehouse at Gatwick International Airport, UK; reflecting the continuous expansion of its business and the growing demand from customers. This new facility will allow Magnetic MRO to provide its customers inventory and product availability as well as short shipping times due to the locational advantage of MAC […]

DOT Deny Norwegian Air UK’s Bid to Fly to US

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Department of Transportation (DOT) has denied a bid by Norwegian Air to fly to the U.S. after facing months of scrutiny from labor groups, the aviation industry and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. The company applied for a foreign air carrier permit for one of its subsidiaries, Norwegian Air UK, in order […]

World’s Largest Self-Service Bag Drop Opens At London Gatwick Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes easyJet has today opened its new check in area in the North Terminal at London Gatwick Airport which is the world’s largest self-service bag drop. The fully automated bag drop facility for customers will help to reduce and eliminate check in queues. As a result of its introduction queue times have reduced by half and […]

WestJet Contracts Airline Services Handling

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airline Services Handling, part of the Airline Services Group, has won a significant new contract from Canada’s WestJet, an Alberta-based airline, to provide ground handling services for their newly launched non-stop international flights from London’s Gatwick Airport to six Canadian cities, effective May 7th. WestJet, which is marking its 20th anniversary this year, is serving […]

The Rivalry Between Heathrow and Gatwick Airports

Reading Time: 6 minutes By being the small island in a large ocean it is crucial for the United Kingdom to be well connected. It has had the world’s largest port and airports on its shores for the last 350 years. The trading connections have literally put it at the center of the map. However, Britain’s status as a […]