Gatwick Airport wins two top awards at the inaugural UK Awards

United Kingdom, 2017-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has won two top awards at the inaugural UK Awards, recognising the airport’s thriving short-haul network and extensive food and drink offering.

The airport picked up ‘Favourite Airport for Short-haul Flights’ as well as ‘Favourite UK Airport for Food & Drink’, as voted for by more than 60,000 people online.

Gatwick received the runner-up prize in the ‘Favourite Airport for Long-haul Flights’ category, which reflects the growing recognition that Gatwick has entered the Premier League of European airports that serve 50 or more long-haul destinations.

Gatwick was also runner-up in the ‘Favourite Airport for Duty-free Shopping’ category.

Gatwick’s Head of Airline Relations, Stephen King, said:

“Both our short and long-haul flight networks continue to grow at a rapid pace, and it’s great to see that Gatwick continues to be the airport of choice for passengers flying to destinations all around the world.

“Gatwick is in the Premier League of European airports that serve more than 50 long-haul destinations and, with new services to Seattle, Rwanda, and Singapore recently announced, our network continues to grow.”

Gatwick’s Head of Retail, Rachel Bulford, said:

“It’s fantastic to have won this award for our food and drink offering at Gatwick. We want to provide our passengers with the best possible choice of dining options during their time spent at the airport, and this award is recognition of our continued commitment and success in this area.

“We continue to offer our passengers more fresh and exciting options. Just last week, we announced that Gatwick is again working with Jamie Oliver to launch the brand new flagship concept The Diner at the airport.”

About London Gatwick

Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world. It serves more than 228 destinations in 74 countries for 44 million passengers a year on short and long-haul point-to-point services. It is also a major economic driver for the UK contributing £5.3 billion to national GDP and generating 85,000 jobs nationally, with around 24,000 on the wider airport campus alone. 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.

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