Gatwick Airport, DIT Target SMEs for Conference on Growing Business Abroad

Airport and Government inspiring local firms to export to global markets Initial speaker line-up includes PayPal, Funding Circle and Cathay Pacific GATWICK, England, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has once again teamed up with the Department for International Trade’s ‘Exporting is GREAT’ campaign to host a conference designed to help businesses grow internationally…. Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport to work closely with Business South for “Joining the Dots in Surrey” conference

Gatwick announced as headline sponsor of Business South Annual Conference 2017 Event will bring together business leaders from across Surrey to collaborate on continued prosperity in the region London, 2017-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is proud to announce it is to be the headline sponsor of this year’s ‘Joining the Dots in… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces the appointment of Tim Norwood as Chief Planning Officer

New Chief Planning Officer to review Gatwick’s Masterplan and help deliver airport’s £1.2 billion investment programme Previous experience includes EDF Energy and BAA Gatwick’s second runway director to retire, but remains as advisor LONDON, 2017-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Tim Norwood – the man who secured planning consent for Hinkley Point C, the UK’s first… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport to move its three major airlines in January as part of its strategic transformation programme

easyJet to move to the North Terminal from 24 January British Airways and Virgin Atlantic switch terminals from 25 January The transition has been planned for two years – Gatwick is ready  LONDON, 2016-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Three of Gatwick’s major carriers will move terminals in January. British Airways will move to the South… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces the appointment of Stephen King as Head of Airline Relations

New Head of Airline Relations Stephen King is responsible for developing Gatwick’s existing airline relationships to their full potential and growing the airport’s carrier base – the airport already flies to 200 destinations in 80 countries Previous experience at Virgin Atlantic heading up the airline’s Asia Pacific team based in Hong Kong and also General… Read the full press release

Norwegian increases flights to the US from Gatwick Airport from summer 2017

Bærum, Norway, 2016-Dec-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian is expanding its award-winning low-cost long-haul network with a 55 per cent increase in the number of flights to the US from next summer. Brits will have more affordable choices to visit the US with a sharp increase in the number of flights from… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport’s hidden disability lanyard recognised for its support for passengers with Dementia

Gatwick committed to becoming an internationally recognised dementia friendly airport Airport praised for forward-thinking approach of lanyard Every member of Gatwick’s Assistance Team has received Dementia Friends training LONDON, 2016-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The successful rollout of a hidden disability lanyard at Gatwick Airport has been recognised for its forward-thinking approach towards supporting passengers… Read the full press release

Chris Woodroofe will become Chief Operating Officer of Gatwick Airport

Chris Woodroofe appointed following ten years in key senior roles at Gatwick Scott Stanley appointed Chief Development Officer Appointments mark a new and exciting chapter for Gatwick’s transformation LONDON, 2016-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has today announced that Chris Woodroofe will become Chief Operating Officer driving Gatwick’s future growth and performance through infrastructure,… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport given The National Autistic Society’s Autism Friendly Award

Follows successful roll-out of initiatives like the hidden disability lanyard  Maria Cook appointed Gatwick’s inaugural Autism Ambassador  Airport Autism Champions to help with ongoing training of frontline staff   GATWICK, UK, 2016-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick has become the UK’s first Autism Friendly airport in recognition of the airport’s commitment to becoming an accessible… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport submits summary of new evidence supporting its second runway case to Airports sub-Committee

Commission drastically underestimated Gatwick’s growth and made fundamental mistakes Once corrected, analysis shows that the benefits of Gatwick expansion exceed those of either Heathrow options Second runway low risk and can be guaranteed quickly – by 2025 GATWICK, UK, 2016-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has submitted a summary of new evidence supporting… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific launches first direct flights to Hong Kong from Gatwick Airport

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… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport welcomes retailer Next in the South Terminal this September

Gatwick Airport will welcome retailer Next to the South Terminal, this September 1850 sq ft store will be Next’s largest in an airport and will stock a summer holiday clothing range, all year round The opening is in response to passenger demand for the store at the airport LONDON, 2016-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport recognised in the Sunday Times Top Track 100 as one of Britain’s largest private companies

Top Track 100 ranks Britain’s largest private companies on sales Gatwick has delivered a record 12 months of long-haul growth Record growth demonstrates the benefits an expanded Gatwick would deliver for Britain LONDON, 2016-Jul-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has for the first time been recognised in the Sunday Times prestigious Top Track 100… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport achieved its busiest-ever June with long-haul routes rocket 24% year on year

Long-haul growth in June rockets 24% year on year, whilst Gatwick has been announced as the European airport with the most new long-haul routes Chinese carrier Tianjin Airlines arrived at the airport in June with routes to Hong Kong and Cape Town starting this autumn. Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said: “June’s passenger figures are the… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport launches its new Pier 1 facility housing an entirely new baggage system

£186 million facility houses state-of-the-art baggage and early bag store systems Development improves efficiency and reduces delays both on and off the airfield Passengers to long haul flights up in May, with numbers to North America up over 40% LONDON, 2016-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick marked its busiest-ever May today (+5.8%) by launching its… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport opens the world’s largest self-service bag drop zone

£36 million investment creates new state-of-the-art check-in floor Investment in faster technology will facilitate passenger growth Gatwick another step closer to ambition to eliminate queues LONDON, 2016-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has today opened the world’s largest self-service bag drop zone following an 18 month construction programme as part of the transformation of… Read the full press release

Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate: Three years of consecutive month and month growth

3.1 million passengers travelled through Gatwick in March, +5.8% year on year, marking three years of consecutive month on month growth Norwegian’s Boston route kicks off Gatwick’s summer of long-haul with 20 new routes including Hong Kong, Cape Town, Vancouver, Lima and Costa Rica Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said:“Three years of consecutive month on month… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport increases security presence and patrols around the airport following incidents in Brussels

LONDON, 2016-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Following this morning’s incidents in Brussels, a Gatwick spokesperson said: “The safety of passengers and staff at Gatwick is the airport’s absolute priority. As a result of the terrible incidents in Brussels, we have increased our security presence and patrols around the airport.” For more information contact: Gatwick Airport… Read the full press release

Gatwick prepares for record-breaking Easter with predicted 2.2 million passengers to travel through airport during 25 March – 10 April

2.2 million passengers to travel through Gatwick during Easter holidays, +5% on last year 580,000 passengers to travel over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend with 50% more families Family fun in store with Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, face painting plus free of charge children’s play areas, dedicated family security lanes and pushchairs LONDON, 2016-Mar-22 —… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport appoints world-leading carbon expert to become the UK’s leading low carbon airport by 2025

Carbon expert to identify hidden environmental costs of construction Financial incentives to encourage use of electric vehicles on the airfield Gatwick’s environmental footprint ‘same as early 90s’ despite passenger numbers doubling GATWICK, UK, 2016-Feb-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport – which already aims to cut its carbon footprint in half by 2020 – has… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport increases its investment programme to £2.5billion; opens discussions with contractors for its second runway

Increased investment to help accommodate record passenger growth New tender process to include projects associated with second runway Gatwick expansion remains the cheaper, faster and more sustainable scheme LONDON, 2016-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has today announced the acceleration and expansion of its investment programme, totalling £2.5billion, to cope with rapid passenger… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport achieves the Gold Standard Investors in People (IiP) award

Gatwick among UK’s top 1000 companies Gatwick supports and offers its workforce opportunities to improve London, 2016-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has achieved the Gold Standard Investors in People (IiP) award – jumping up three levels in just three years – the airport announced today. Gatwick has been benchmarking itself against other… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport achieves another milestone in its £2 billion transformation programme with the opening of Pier 5

Caroline Ansell MP opens Pier 5 – an £80 million project for Gatwick Airport Bigger gate rooms and better facilities for arriving and departing passengers Growth in number of stands set to drive more growth at the airport LONDON, 2016-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Another milestone in Gatwick’s £2 billion transformation programme was reached today… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport launches UK’s first community noise lab – an online tool designed to help people monitor aircraft noise more accurately

Innovative noise lab provides up to date information on aircraft noise Clearer picture of emerging trends to help with longer-term noise mitigation Developed with community in mind LONDON, 2015-12-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has launched the UK’s first community noise lab – an innovative and interactive online tool designed to help local… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport’s commitment to the local region recognised at Sussex Women in Business Awards

Gatwick’s Head of Community Engagement, Hannah Staunton, recognised for her ‘Contribution to the Community’ The award recognises the difference Gatwick has made to the wider Sussex community over the last 12 months LONDON, 2015-10-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport’s commitment to the local region has been recognised at the Sussex Women in Business… Read the full press release

Airport expansion: Gatwick Airport’s Sir Roy McNulty says Airports Commission’s analysis fell short in a number of important areas

Gatwick strengths and Heathrow challenges both underplayed Gatwick believes these shortcomings have led to a flawed conclusion Only expansion at Gatwick can actually be delivered LONDON, 2015-7-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Chair of the Gatwick Airport Board Sir Roy McNulty today outlined the airport’s response to the Airports Commission’s final report saying the Commission’s… Read the full press release

The Zetter Group, Chef Bruno Loubet and Airport Retail Enterprises to open Grain Store Café & Bar at Gatwick Airport this autumn 2015

LONDON, 2015-7-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Zetter Group, Chef Bruno Loubet and Airport Retail Enterprises (ARE) join forces to open Grain Store Café & Bar at Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal. London Gatwick is to be home to the first offshoot of Chef Bruno Loubet and The Zetter Group’s award-winning Grain Store restaurant in King’s… Read the full press release

Exceptional growth: Gatwick Airport demonstrates once again why the airport is the best and only deliverable choice for the UK’s next runway

LONDON, 2015-6-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport announces exceptional growth with annual results demonstrating once again why the airport is the best and only deliverable choice for the UK’s next runway. CEO Stewart Wingate said today’s results show why momentum and support has grown rapidly for Gatwick where a new runway can be… Read the full press release

New Thameslink trains serving Gatwick Airport to begin service from Spring 2016 on the Brighton to Bedford line

Rail capacity to double at Gatwick Airport in the next five years A train will leave the airport for London every three minutes State-of-the-art trains and robust new track and signalling systems coming LONDON, 2015-4-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The first new Thameslink trains serving Gatwick Airport are on track to begin service from… Read the full press release

Record breaking traffic figures in March for Gatwick; expects to serve more than 40 million passengers next year

Gatwick announces that it expects to serve more than 40 million passengers next year – a decade ahead of DfT predictions made in its January 2013 UK Aviation Forecast Record breaking traffic figures announced for March with 2.96 million passengers travelling through the airport – an increase of 9.2 per cent compared to the previous… Read the full press release