Gatwick Airport to hold Gatwick Fun Day on 14th September

  • Gatwick partners with Aviation Museum to host Fun Day for local residents
  • Family-focussed event gives unique behind the scenes look at the airport with 40 exhibitors
  • Event is free with donations to Gatwick’s charity partners also encouraged

LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is giving local residents an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek into a wide variety of airport operations for free at the Gatwick Fun Day on 14th September, from 10 am to 4pm.

The family-focussed event will take place at the Gatwick Aviation Museum with over 40 exhibitors, including refreshments and interactive displays.  There will be opportunities to meet teams from across the airport showcasing the vehicles and equipment used on a daily basis by the Gatwick Fire Service, Airfield Operations and Engineering, to name a few. Other airport partners including Sussex Police and UK Border Force will also be taking part.

Last year there was a record high turnout with over 3000 children, families and other local residents enjoying the activities.

The event is part of Gatwick Airport’s Community Engagement programme, which focusses on positive engagement with local communities and supporting projects that have a lasting, positive impact on large numbers of local people across the region. The airport has also sponsored more than 50 community events in the past year that support health and wellbeing, the local environment or promote local business.

The event is free, however, visitors will be encouraged to donate £5 for parking which will go to the airport’s charity partners, St Catherine’s Hospice, Air Ambulance Kent, Surrey Sussex, and Gatwick Airport Travelcare. Visitors will also get free entry into the Gatwick Aviation Museum.

Alison Addy, Head of Community Engagement, Gatwick Airport said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Gatwick Aviation museum again to make the Gatwick Fun day free for everyone. It’s a great day out for all the family to see how the world’s most efficient single runway airport operates.”

Simon Hedges, Museum Manager, Gatwick Aviation Museum: “Gatwick Aviation Museum is hosting the Gatwick Fun Day again this year on Saturday 14th September 2019, sponsored by Gatwick Airport. Over 40 exhibitors will be present, many from the airport, local charities, activities for children, emergency services etc. Of course there is the aviation museum itself to visit, entrance to the museum is included in a car park donation when visitors arrive. Food and drink/ice cream will be available to purchase. The event will open at 10.00 and close at 16.00.”

About Gatwick Airport

Gatwick is the UK’s second largest airport. It serves more than 230 destinations in 74 countries for 46 million passengers a year on short and long-haul point-to-point services. Gatwick is also a major economic driver and generates around 85,000 jobs nationally, with 24,000 of these located on the airport.

Since May 2019, a new long-term partnership was formed with VINCI Airports who purchased a 50.01% stake in the airport. This partnership sees Gatwick Airport integrate into the network of VINCI Airports, the leading private airport operator in the world, which manages the development and operation of 46 airports across the globe. Served by around 250 airlines, VINCI Airports’ network handled 240 million passengers in 2018 – including traffic at London Gatwick. VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and operates airports, leveraging its investment capability, international network and know-how to optimise performance of existing airport infrastructure, facility extensions and new-build construction projects.

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), which manages the remaining 49.99% interest in Gatwick, is an independent infrastructure investor that makes equity investments in high quality infrastructure assets in the energy, transport and water/waste sectors. GIP has US$56 billion of Assets under Management. Its 18 portfolio companies operate in over 50 countries with circa 54,000 employees and generate annual revenues of circa US$50 billion.

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