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

Gatwick Airport welcomes the launch of UK’s only non-stop service to Chengdu from Air China

Chengdu is China’s fourth biggest city and hosts over 270 Fortune 500 companies This new route will play an important role connecting the UK to global markets, especially China, post-Brexit GATWICK, UK, 2018-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Air China will start flying the UK’s only non-stop service between the UK and Chengdu – the… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces UK’s first trial of end-to-end biometrics

Innovative biometric technology could simplify and speed up airport processes with self-boarding gates helping to reduce queues Security also improved as system reduces risk of human error 10,000 easyJet passengers set to take part in European flight trial LONDON, UK, 2018-May-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has today announced the UK’s first trial of… Read the full press release

Gatwick’s new passenger app won Mobile Innovation of the Year at the National Technology awards and Mobile App of the Year at the Real IT awards

Gatwick app wins Mobile Innovation of the Year and Mobile App of the Year Airport also picks up Cloud Project of the Year for its world first Flight Information System Awards herald start of Gatwick’s ‘digital transformation’ with wide range of passenger-facing digital innovations coming on stream soon LONDON, UK, 2018-May-22 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

More than 3600 runners joined the first British Airways Run Gatwick event

LONDON, 2018-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The first British Airways Run Gatwick took place today (Sunday May 13), with more than 3600 runners putting themselves through their paces on routes through the Sussex countryside and around Gatwick Airport. The race, which incorporated an international half marathon, a corporate 5K and a family run attracted runners… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport holds a successful event to make airports feel like ‘a less scary place for people with hidden disability, their families and carers

Travelling through an airport can be a challenge for people with restricted mobility and/ or a hidden disability Event designed to give an overview of airport processes before people travel Airports from across the world contacting Gatwick about introducing a Hidden Disability Lanyard scheme GATWICK, UK, 2018-Apr-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Airports can be challenging, confusing environments and… Read the full press release

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