- 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 Airport today announces that retailer Next is set to open a store in the South Terminal this September. The store will be the largest that Next has opened in an airport, covering 1850 sq ft, and will have both Men’s and Women’s ranges, with a focus on summer clothing.
Stocking high-street favourites at tax free prices, holidaymakers will be able to pick-up last minute essentials or anything they have forgotten to pack. The range will include summer clothing, accessories, shoes and swimwear all year round, as well as business wear and accessories.
With Gatwick’s “carry on-board” policy, passengers won’t need to worry about whether they can squeeze purchases into their hand luggage as, alongside their hand luggage allowance, each passenger is allowed to take an airport shopping bag onto their flight *.
Whilst the airport’s “collect on return” service allows passengers to take advantage of the tax free prices offered, without having to take purchases away with them on holiday. Passengers jetting off for some winter sun can take advantage of airport prices and have clothing more appropriate for the British climate waiting at the airport on their return.
The arrival of Next at Gatwick is in response to the airport’s regular surveys, which show that the retailer is a shop passengers most want to see at the airport.
On opening, it will join Gatwick’s line-up of 35 shops and 27 restaurants, enhancing an already extensive range including Harrods, SuperDry, Jo Malone, Ted Baker and Dixons.
Guy Stephenson, Gatwick Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer said:
“Next is the latest quality addition to Gatwick’s extensive retail offering, providing everything you need for your getaway.”
“The store’s arrival is in response to passenger requests in our regular surveys and joins a stellar line up of recent new openings at Gatwick, including the world’s first airport gin distillery, The Nicholas Culpeper and renowned chef Bruno Loubet’s Grain Store.”
“Coupled with the convenience offered by our airport wide ‘carry on-board’ and ‘collect on return’ services, the 41.7 million passengers travelling through the airport every year will experience the best of the high street at tax free prices.”
John Rowland, Store Manager, Next Gatwick
“Launching the new Gatwick store is a great privilege; we will be able to show off our fantastic range and serve customers travelling to 80 countries in five different continents.”
“Add to that the fact that our product offering is aimed at enhancing our customers’ holidays all year round and we have a service to be really proud of.”
*Terms and conditions apply. Subject to airline discretion and security procedures. For full details see gatwickairport.com/WaysToShop
For more information contact:
Gatwick Airport press office
t: + 44 (0) 1293 505000
About Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world. It serves more than 220 destinations in 80 countries for more than 41 million passengers a year on short and long-haul point-to-point services. It is also a major economic driver for the South East region, generating around 21,000 on-airport jobs and a further 10,000 jobs through related activities. The airport is south of Central London with excellent public transport links, including the Gatwick Express, and is part of the Oyster contactless payment network. Gatwick Airport is owned by a group of international investment funds, of which Global Infrastructure Partners is the largest shareholder.
A Government decision on whether Gatwick airport should be expanded is expected this year. Gatwick’s second runway will deliver the UK the same number of passengers, the same number of long haul routes, better UK and regional connections, and the economic boost the UK needs, all at a dramatically lower environmental impact, at less than half the cost of Heathrow, and with no public subsidy.
SOURCE: Gatwick Airport Limited