Gatwick Airport announces educational ‘Cool Aeronautics’ events for primary schools

Gatwick continues to invest in STEM events and local skills Airport gives tours, talks and opportunities to participate in aircraft challenges Free to register school events form part of Gatwick’s wider education strategy  LONDON, UK, 2018-Feb-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has partnered with the Gatwick Aviation Museum and the Royal Aeronautical Society… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announced as the headline sponsor of the Big Bang Fair South East for the second year

Gatwick’s sponsorship enables Big Bang to reach 14,000 children across the South East of England Big Bang will run over two days for the first time thanks to Gatwick’s support LONDON, UK, 2017-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport announces its plan to be headline sponsor of the Big Bang Fair South East for the… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport to host its biggest ever Jobs Fair on Wednesday 15 November at the Arora Hotel in Crawley

Biggest ever Jobs Fair with more than 1,000 new jobs Employers from across the airport include retailers, airlines and their handling agents New online portal launch provides access to cross-campus Gatwick airport jobs LONDON, UK, 2017-Oct-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is hosting its biggest ever Jobs Fair with more than 40 employers scheduled… Read the full press release

Boeing granted permission to build a new aircraft hangar at Gatwick Airport

Crawley Borough Council approves Boeing plan to build hangar at Gatwick Multi-million pound development will support more than 100 jobs at the airport Facility will open in early 2019 to support Gatwick’s long and short haul fleets London, 2017-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing’s proposed plan with Gatwick Airport to build a new aircraft hangar… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces Wilson James as its preferred supplier of Special Assistance Services

New preferred provider will deliver high quality service for passengers through investment in people, training and equipment Decision made by Gatwick and partners including Airline Operators Committee and public experts on the airport’s Passenger Advisory Group Staff from existing supplier expected to transfer to the new provider Gatwick and its airlines have defined new improved… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces new series of monthly live broadcasts for schools via its ‘Learn Live’ education programme

10 new broadcasts scheduled throughout the academic year Gatwick Airport set to reach more than 16,000 school children via its innovative online education portal Builds the airport’s commitment to investing in future careers at the airport  LONDON, 2017-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is announcing a new series of monthly live broadcasts specially… Read the full press release

The Gatwick Airport “Community app” adopted by airports across the world; shortlisted for seven national awards

Gatwick’s Airport “Community app” ensures that multiple airlines, stakeholders and thousands of staff are in tune with the ‘common truth’ across the airport campus The app brings fragmented airport workforce together, fosters data sharing culture and instils a sense of competition – which all help to improve service for passengers Building on the success of Gatwick’s “Community… Read the full press release

Jamie Oliver’s flagship restaurant, The Diner opens at Gatwick Airport

Jamie Oliver visits Gatwick to unveil his new diner, a homage to great American comfort food The Diner comprises a diner restaurant section, an art-deco inspired bar plus also a ‘grab and go’ deli 627m2 restaurant will serve 278 covers London, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Jamie Oliver has visited Gatwick Airport to unveil his… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport sponsors new ‘Superhero Series’ the UK’s only disability sport event

Gatwick sponsors new ‘Superhero Series’ as the UK’s only disability sport event Airport’s staff to participate in triathlon event teams alongside Paralympians Celebrity captains including Adam Hills, Hannah Cockcroft and Jonnie Peacock London, 2017-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is sponsoring the new ‘Superhero Series’ the UK’s only disability sport event for the… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces £1.15 billion investment over the next five years

London, 2017-Jul-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has today (28/07/2017) announced it will invest £1.15 billion over the next five years – with £240 million planned for 2017/18 alone – as it plans for more growth and improved efficiency, while also maintaining its record levels of passenger satisfaction. This 2017 Capital Investment Programme… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport advises passengers to use only airport-approved car parking operators

Closure of the parking company, unaffiliated to the airport, left many passengers without vehicles Passengers strongly advised to avoid unapproved off-site meet and greet parking firms Gatwick says on-airport parking or approved off-airport operators should always be used London, 2017-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has advised passengers to use only airport-approved car… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport welcomes Norwegian’s new route from London Gatwick to Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires becomes airline’s first South American route New affordable fares break current monopoly on direct London-Argentina flights United Kingdom, 2017-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian has announced a new route from London Gatwick to Buenos Aires, marking the airline’s first ever South American route as its UK expansion plans gather pace. The new… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport wins two top awards at the inaugural UK Cheapflights.com Awards

United Kingdom, 2017-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has won two top awards at the inaugural UK Cheapflights.com 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… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport wins three awards at the annual Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) awards

United Kingdom, 2017-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has won three awards for the first time at the annual Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) awards ceremony, recognising the airport’s commitment to environment, health and safety (EHS) initiatives. For the first time, the airport’s construction team was recognised with a ‘Highly… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport launches new, couples’ pampering service to give men pre-holiday grooming

Gatwick launches free couples’ pampering service to get men groomed and ‘flip flop ready’ ahead of their holidays Treatments include foot waxing, MAN-icures and pedicures, and couples’ sessions are free for a limited time Nearly two thirds of men (64 per cent) admit to doing minimal personal grooming before a holiday, whereas 87 per cent… Read the full press release

Jack Wills opens its new store at Gatwick Airport

Jack Wills store opens in Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal 1,060 sq ft store will stock “fabulously British” holiday clothing all year round Peter Williams, Founder and CEO of Jack Wills, calls Gatwick a “natural and obvious fit” for the brand United Kingdom, 2017-Jun-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Jack Wills, the British fashion and lifestyle… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport: 3.8 million passengers travelled through the airport in April 2017

Long-haul growth +23% consequently driving impressive cargo growth of +27.2% To celebrate the busiest-ever April in Gatwick’s history, today a video has been released showing a day in the life of the World’s busiest runway London, 2017-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ —Gatwick Airport achieved an impressive 3.8 million passengers travelling through the airport this April,… Read the full press release

Gatwick welcomes CAA approval of Route 4

Route 4 is one of nine Gatwick departure routes Airport will continue to explore ways to mitigate the impact of aircraft noise on this and other flight paths United Kingdom, 2017-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport today welcomed news that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today approved Route 4 – a westerly runway… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport supports one of its biggest local engagement programmes this summer

Gatwick supports one of its biggest community engagement programmes The airport is partnering with: The Brighton Marathon Weekend, Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival, Eastbourne International Hot Air Balloon Festival and Brighton Pride Events set to reach more communities in the South East than ever before United Kingdom, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is… Read the full press release

Norwegian launches two new routes from London Gatwick to Seattle and Denver

London Gatwick’s only direct flights to Seattle and Denver starting from September with fares from £199 Seattle and Denver routes return to Gatwick after more than 10 years Fornebu, Norway, 2017-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian is continuing its transatlantic expansion by launching two new routes from London Gatwick to Seattle and Denver on… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport hosted its TAKE OFF 2017 event to help businesses from London and the South East grow internationally

Gatwick teamed up with exporting is GREAT campaign to deliver TAKE OFF conference More than 150 small to medium business owners attended the conference Key speakers included PayPal, UPS, Martin McCourt and Lord Young London, 2017-Mar-31 — /Travel PR News/ — More than 150 business leaders attended Gatwick Airport’s TAKE OFF 2017 event to hear… Read the full press release

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