Gatwick Airport and ExpressTest open brand-new COVID-19 screening centre

Pre-departure and post arrival ExpressTest COVID-19 screening will be available for Gatwick passengers, staff and local residents with results available the next day. The screening facility could also satisfy post arrival requirements for the Government’s expected “test and release” scheme to ease travel restrictions and quarantine. The cost for Gatwick’s air passengers and on-airport staff… Read the full press release

Wizz Air opens a new base at Gatwick Airport

1 NEW BASED AIRCRAFT AND NEW ROUTES TO GREECE, ITALY, SPAIN AND MALTA 50% OFF WIZZ FLEX ON ALL GATWICK ROUTES FOR 72 HOURS ONLY BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2020-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s greenest airline*, today (AUG 18, 2020) announces a new base at Gatwick Airport, which will be the third base… Read the full press release

Jonathan Pollard named Gatwick Airport’s new Chief Commercial Officer

LONDON, UK, 2020-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Jonathan Pollard is joining Gatwick in September as the airport’s new Chief Commercial Officer it was announced today (15/06/2020).  He will be responsible for driving forward the airport’s airline relations, retail, restaurants and other commercial revenue streams, including car parking and property portfolios. He was previously the… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport hosted A Silicon Valley ‘accelerator’ event

Start-ups from UK, USA, India, Israel, Austria and Denmark present the latest airport concepts Innovations include checking luggage in at home and delivering it to a passenger’s final destination – making airport journeys ‘baggage free’ Solutions also included prediction of flight arrival, flight departure and passenger flow using artificial intelligence LONDON, UK, 2020-Feb-04 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Five local schools enjoyed a STEM-packed day at Gatwick Airport Roadshow in Dorking

Five local schools enjoyed an action-packed day easyJet and Surrey Police among partners present along with 40 Gatwick volunteers The series of roadshows will continue to its fourth roadshow in West Sussex in March LONDON, UK, 2020-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — One thousand pupils from five local schools visited a Gatwick Airport Roadshow at… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport: Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires routes support passenger and cargo growth

New routes and retail success results in EBITDA +7.9% year-on-year Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires routes support passenger and cargo growth One in five passengers from Gatwick now flying long-haul LONDON, UK, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick has today (26/11/2019) revealed in its interim results that new direct routes to Brazil and… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces new independent panel of experts to help shape its strategy and services for disabled passengers

Panel will complement the work and ongoing achievements of Gatwick’s Accessibility Forum and Passenger Advisory PRM Group Ann Frye – international specialist in the transport needs of disabled and older people – to chair the panel Aviation Minister: “Gatwick’s continued work on accessibility is helping to open up new opportunities and experiences, ensuring the aviation network is truly open… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport invites local food producers to its very first ‘Meet the Local Producer’ event

Over 40 local food and beverage producers to attend Gatwick’s inaugural ‘Meet the Local Producer’ event Gatwick to give producers in its locality the opportunity to network with businesses interested in purchasing their goods Meet the Local Producer will take place 15th October 2019, Gatwick Hilton, 3pm – 6pm LONDON, UK, 2019-Sep-20 — /Travel PR… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport launches new information portal on aircraft noise that can be tailored by postcode

New information portal represents a step change in transparency and makes it easier for residents to find flight information relevant to their location New videos explaining how aircraft operate in and out of Gatwick also available on the portal Over £1 million invested by Gatwick Airport to improve the monitoring and reporting of aircraft noise… Read the full press release

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… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport initiates planning process to use its existing Northern Runway

Gatwick confirms its intent to start preparing a planning application to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) The airport will follow the planning process to prepare a Development Consent Order (DCO) Documents will be made publicly available on the PINS website LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has formally started the process to… Read the full press release

CAA Headquarters relocates to Aviation House located just outside of Gatwick Airport

LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Following the relocation of our central London office from Holborn to Canary Wharf, our official corporate headquarters is now Aviation House located just outside of Gatwick Airport. The official registered address is Aviation House, Beehive Ring Road, Crawley, West Sussex RH6 0YR. Our building on Kingsway in Holborn,… Read the full press release

Gatwick launches a three-year schools programme to get kids thinking about engineering

Gatwick launching a three-year partnership in twenty local schools to engage pupils with engineering and promote career pathways and employability Teachers will also be trained on how to bring engineering to life in the classroom and in the school curriculum Airport to host the winners of the UK-wide ‘If you were an engineer, what would… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport provides passengers with easy access to information with the launch of Gatwick chatbot

Gatwick chatbot’ provides flight information, flight specific notifications, and information on airport shops, restaurants and other facilities Currently responds to passenger queries in English but service will be extended to other languages next year Gatwick plans to enable the service on other chat platforms including WhatsApp and Apple Business Messenger in the future LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport and local tourism partners release new series of visit itineraries for the local region

‘Gateway Gatwick’ group of local partners and Gatwick release new series of visit itineraries for the local region – advising time-pressed tourists where to visit Latest figures reveal visitors travelling through Gatwick spend 9.7 million nights in the local area These overseas visitors spent £1.3 billion annually in the region supporting 5,100 jobs  LONDON, UK,… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces completion of £3.8 million upgrade on a transport hub, providing a new level of accessibility for all local bus users

Over 3 million people use the facilities each year Improvements include new lifts from road-level bus stops into the terminals and train station, new pedestrian and wheelchair accessible routes, seating and lighting Measures designed to offer more sustainable public transport options for local people and improve accessibility for those with mobility issues LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-26… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces winners of international trade fair competition

Competition designed to help local SMEs to grow internationally Small businesses from Crawley, Horley and Croydon being flown to trade fairs in Las Vegas, Shanghai and Amsterdam Winners also receiving support from the Department of International Trade LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Small businesses from Crawley, Horley and Croydon have won the opportunity… Read the full press release

Gatwick gains Gdansk gateway ─ thanks to Wizz Air

Wizz Air to commence flights to its fourth destination from Gatwick With these new flights, Gatwick becomes carrier’s third largest airport in UK in terms of weekly capacity Gatwick now offers 23 destinations in Central and Eastern Europe in S19 Gatwick, UK, 2019-Jun-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air has added its fourth destination… Read the full press release

Blind and visually impaired passengers can now get free 24/7 help at Gatwick via the camera on their mobile phone

Professionally trained agents now guide passengers through the airport, help them read documents or even find their bag on the luggage carousel Chair of easyJet’s Accessibility Advisory Group, Lord David Blunkett, says this: “will be life changing in terms of providing equality to passengers with no or little sight” New service is part of Gatwick’s ambition… Read the full press release

9.7m passengers travelled through Gatwick Airport Q4 January – March 2019

Total passenger numbers +4.0% year-on-year, with long-haul +7.5% Gatwick achieved its busiest ever February half term as 1.2m passengers travelled through the airport LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick has achieved its busiest-ever start to a year, as passenger numbers grew by +4.0% in Q4, compared to 2018, as 9.7 million passengers… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport is an official main partner for the Brighton Marathon

Gatwick will be an official main partner at one of the UK’s most popular marathon 20,000 free reusable water bottles will be given to runners, event staff and volunteers to promote sustainable practices Gatwick to waive fee for Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens Mini Mile Races to encourage more participants and donations to charity … Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport and the Department for International Trade to help local businesses grow internationally and support local job creation

Three winning businesses will receive £2,000 from Gatwick to cover costs to attend their chosen international trade exhibitions The competition is open to SMEs with headquarters in Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Croydon £7.5 billion of international goods pass through Gatwick in trade supporting 113,800 UK jobs LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (04/03/2019),… Read the full press release

London Gatwick: 2018 was busiest year on record, with a total of 46.1 million passengers using the airport throughout the year – an increase of +1.1% on 2017

Number of passengers travelling on long-haul flights from Gatwick last month up +6.1 year-on-year Long-haul growth drives 2018 cargo surge, +16.1% across the year  A record 46.1m passengers travelled through the airport in 2018 LONDON, UK, 2019-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick’s long-haul routes saw year-on-year growth of +6.1% in December, as a… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport appoints new Framework for projects under the value of £150,000

11 companies selected to be part of new Gatwick Framework Projects under the value of £150,000 to be awarded through new framework Half of the firms are located close to Gatwick, bringing benefit to local economy Gatwick , UK, 2019-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick has appointed a new Framework for projects under the value… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport: Twelve week public consultation on draft master plan closes at 5pm on 10 January 2019

Gatwick’s plans will provide new opportunities for the South East and bolster the local economy for future generations Plan includes bringing the airport’s existing standby runway into routine use for the first time Gatwick , UK, 2019-Jan-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick is reminding local residents and businesses that they have just one week left… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport offers fast food options to health-conscious customers with the opening of itsu

A new itsu outlet has opened in Gatwick’s South Terminal Healthy, beautiful, varied, calorie-considered foods are on offer for Gatwick passengers  itsu now operates in three London airports Gatwick, UK, 2018-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Asian-inspired, healthy restaurant itsu has opened a new outlet in Gatwick Airport, offering fast food options to health-conscious customers…. Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport’s holds biggest ever Accessibility Day

For the first time tours go ‘airside’ so families can experience the interior of an aircraft, provided by EasyJet and Virgin Atlantic’s private V-Lounge Families also tour Gatwick’s UK-first sensory room which is designed to calm passengers who may feel overwhelmed in busy and unfamiliar airport surroundings.  2000 staff from across the airport also become Dementia… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport sponsors Bonham’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run – supported by Hiscox

More than 400 veteran cars expected to take part in total with 114 international entries Gatwick to offer spectators vouchers for free tea and coffee plus rare photograph opportunity with veteran car Gatwick sponsorship also provides economic boost for businesses on Crawley High Street GATWICK, UK, 2018-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick’s partnership with the… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport as headline sponsor for the Big Bang Fair South East, UK’s biggest single celebration of STEM for young people

Gatwick’s education programme designed to help young people gain confidence, raise aspirations and offer opportunities they may not otherwise have had Airport will be headline sponsor which enables Big Bang Fair to run over two days Sponsorship to highlight the importance and relevance of STEM subjects in the world of work, including among the 24000… Read the full press release

Norwegian among the first carriers to operate Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at Gatwick Airport

Airline among the first carriers to operate Boeing’s newest aircraft type at Gatwick Airport 737 MAX to initially be operated on selected Nordic routes LONDON, UK, 2018-Aug-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian is introducing its newest single-aisle aircraft at London Gatwick this summer to service selected short-haul flights to Europe. For the first time,… Read the full press release