Gatwick releases its new five-year Capital Investment Programme

£1.11 billion investment puts passengers at the heart of Gatwick’s future plans – innovation and technology to play even greater role in journeys Plans backed by new owners, VINCI Airports and Global Infrastructure Partners, as Gatwick continues focus on balanced and sustainable growth opportunities Investment in operational performance to improve resilience and create future capacity… Read the full press release

London Gatwick opens new arrivals facility for domestic travellers

Gatwick invests £24 million in domestic travel facilities New South Terminal arrivals route ensures faster journey times through the airport Investment in technology enables automated biometric processing at the departure gate LONDON, UK, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick has this week opened a new arrivals facility for domestic travellers from other parts… Read the full press release

London Gatwick launches its Summer Festival for 2019

Back for a second year, Gatwick’s ‘Summer Festival’ will run until 30 September  £10,000 worth of vouchers will be given away to passengers across the summer and live festival entertainment will be staged throughout the airport’s terminals Younger passengers will have the chance to meet their favourite book characters – while an exclusive gin and… Read the full press release

Gatwick noise footprint shrinks by 7% in 2018

Gatwick welcomes reduction but recognises that more must be done to reduce noise further New aircraft are up to 50% quieter than the aircraft they replace and are set to become the new ‘workhorses’ of Gatwick’s fleet This 7% noise footprint reduction builds on a 4% fall in 2017 (54dBA Leq) LONDON, UK, 2019-Jun-10 —… Read the full press release

British Airways offers huge discounts on over 120 destinations

LONDON, UK, 2019-May-07 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ sale is set to soar as it launches with huge discounts on flights and holidays from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City. Over 120 destinations are on offer in the sale, which runs until 11.59 pm on May 21 2019, including offers to stateside hotspots Los Angeles, Miami and New York, as well as… 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

London Gatwick reveals ten new routes and this summer’s travelling trends of UK holidaymakers

Ten brand new routes set to start from Gatwick this summer season, plus airport reveals the summer destinations most desired by UK passengers Nearly 17 million passenger seats departing from Gatwick this summer Meanwhile, this Easter weekend, half a million passengers (550,000) will be travelling through Gatwick (+5.1% on 2018) LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-11 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Gatwick hosted exclusive airside tours for local families to experience the airport and board a British Airways aircraft

Families in need of extra assistance got to see how the airport can support them Airlines, emergency services, Border Force and police dogs were there to engage with the 30 families LONDON, UK, 2019-Apr-09 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick welcomed 30 families to see the sights and hear the sounds of a busy airport… Read the full press release

London Gatwick announces the opening of a brand new restaurant, Sonoma

Gatwick has joined with TRG Concessions to launch brand new restaurant, ‘Sonoma’  The 600m2 outlet in the airport’s North Terminal is inspired by California in both its menu and interior design Russel Joffe, founder of Giraffe, created the concept alongside TRG LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick has today (28/03/2019) launched its biggest… Read the full press release

Gatwick signs contract with Stanley Robotics to be first UK airport to trial valet parking robots

Trial to run from the second half of 2019 to early 2020 Guy Stephenson: “Valet parking robots could revolutionise parking at Gatwick.”  LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick has today (26 March 2019) signed a framework contract with Stanley Robotics and it will be the first UK airport to trial robots that valet… Read the full press release

British Airways launches six-per-week service from Gatwick to Milan starting September 1, 2019

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers will soon be able to reach the metropolis of Milan from Gatwick with a year-round British Airways route to Milan Bergamo.  The six-per-week service launches on September 1, 2019 with bookings available on BA.com from today (March 19, 2019). Bergamo Airport is conveniently nestled between some of… Read the full press release

British Airways introduces contactless donation stations at Heathrow and Gatwick

Customers can now more easily donate to Flying Start, its global charity partnership with Comic Relief The airline aims to raise £25 million for Flying Start by the end of 2020 LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — As it celebrates Red Nose Day 2019, British Airways, in collaboration with social start-up GoodBox, has introduced an… Read the full press release

British Airways redesigns its lounges at Heathrow and Gatwick to provide young flyers endless entertainment

LONDON, UK, 2019-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is teaming up with leading British children’s brand, My 1st Years to make sure its youngest travellers get off to a flying start before they have even boarded. From March 16, seven British Airways lounges at Heathrow and Gatwick will be re-designed to include dedicated ‘My 1st Years Kids Zones’ where young… 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

Wizz Air to connect Cluj-Napoca with London Gatwick daily starting from 31 March

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Romania’s largest airline and the fastest growing airline in Europe today (DEC 19, 2018) announced a new route between Cluj-Napoca and London Gatwick, starting from 31 March. With daily flights WIZZ will be connecting Cluj-Napoca with London Gatwick, the second largest airport of the capital. Seats… Read the full press release

Gatwick Foundation Fund distributes a total of £300,000 in grants to seven Surrey-based community projects

Grant will see five new ‘Community Fridges’ open, reducing food poverty by sharing surplus supermarket food across Mole Valley Project at Claridge House, Lingfield, will help adult carers to take time off Amber Foundation, Ockley, helps homeless, unemployed young people GATWICK, UK, 2018-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick today (05/11/2018) announced the latest round of Gatwick… Read the full press release

London Gatwick to offer a total of 120 flights bound for Lapland this winter

120 flights from Gatwick to Lapland are scheduled for December – more than any other airport in the UK The rise in flights is a response to the growing number of Brits looking to visit Father Christmas’ hometown  A number of new destinations – including Aarhus and Cologne – have also been added to Gatwick’s… Read the full press release

Gatwick announces latest round of Gatwick Foundation Fund grants to six Kent-based community projects

Funding will see food redistributed to school breakfast clubs, hospices, care homes, holiday hunger schemes and homeless shelters in West Kent Adults from low family incomes will be supported to attend boxing training sessions while also working on social communication Forest Time programme will run for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds GATWICK, UK, 2018-Nov-09 —… Read the full press release

Gatwick Foundation Fund supports five projects across Sussex to support young and vulnerable groups

Projects supporting older people include a cabaret tea club in Crawley for those at risk of social isolation and funding for 250 home visits in Horsham Grants for young people will help disadvantaged families with children across Sussex and cookery classes in Crawley to encourage team work Running costs for East Grinstead foodbank also supported… Read the full press release

Zero emission fuel cell electric double-deck bus launched at Gatwick’s Annual Transport Forum

Fuel cell electric bus trial to be run on Metrobus Fastway service 100 Airport has increased its financial support for local buses so that services can run during early mornings, evenings and weekend Gatwick’s staff car-pooling service saves 20,025 vehicle miles, 7,009g of NOx and 8,230kg of CO2 since launching just two months ago GATWICK,… Read the full press release

Gatwick welcomes new China Eastern service between London and Shanghai

New direct link to Shanghai provides over 3,700 tonnes of cargo capacity – in both directions – and over 70,000 seats per year “Long-haul connections to China and other non-European nations will take on extra significance in a post-Brexit Britain” – Stewart Wingate, Gatwick CEO Gatwick’s long-haul routes grew by +20.8% in the airport’s busiest-ever July… Read the full press release

Gatwick rolls out 100% electric vehicle car sharing service

Scheme run by Bluecity – only company operating a pan-London 100% electric vehicle car sharing service – with over 300 pickup/ drop off points Ten cars based at Gatwick, with additional capacity ring fenced and ambitious plans to expand the network across London and surrounding areas Vehicles produce zero emissions supporting Gatwick’s carbon neutral status… Read the full press release

Gatwick becomes the first airport to achieve a Zero Waste to Landfill accreditation from the Carbon Trust

Airport also recertified as a Carbon Neutral airport today Initiatives include installing 100% energy efficient LED lights on the runway, saving a million litres of water in car washes and introducing incentives for quieter aircraft All empty coffee cups and plastic bottles also sent for specialist recycling GATWICK, UK, 2018-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick… Read the full press release

British Airways to operate three times a week service from Gatwick to Toronto beginning May 1

 Gatwick – Toronto service will operate three times a week, beginning May 1 British Airways in the midst of refreshing the cabins in its Gatwick long-haul fleet, including new World Traveller and World Traveller Plus seat LONDON, UK, 2018-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways’ direct flight from Gatwick to Toronto will launch next… Read the full press release

Gatwick recognised as the Airport of the Year at the London Transport Awards

Airport’s £2.7 billion investment programme and North Terminal transformation recognised, while maintaining strong customer service Airline Moves project also cited after airport’s three biggest airlines seamlessly switch terminals over 72 hours Award is Gatwick’s third of this kind in recent months LONDON, 2018-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick won Airport of the Year at the… Read the full press release

Gatwick now offers Vodafone 4G internet

Major upgrade delivers download speeds of up to 200 megabits per second 300 new mobile antennas and 46 kilometres of fibre optic cabling installed Customers used enough data to download over three million music tracks in July alone LONDON, UK, 2017-Nov-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick now offers Vodafone’s most reliable network ever and the… Read the full press release

British Airways launches its latest winter sun campaign

London, UK, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — To bring some sunshine to Brits as the temperatures start to drop and the days start to draw in, British Airways is launching its latest winter sun campaign. The airline offers great value flights and holidays from Gatwick to destinations which include the Caribbean, Florida, Mexico and the… Read the full press release

Gatwick wins three awards at the AOA Annual Conference

World first waste plant also wins ‘Best Solution’ Gatwick’s airfield safety team wins ‘Best Overall Campaign’ Awards come days after Gatwick wins Airport of Year at National Transport Awards LONDON, UK, 2017-Nov-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The trade body representing airports – the Airports Operators Association – awarded Gatwick ‘Best Airport’ on Monday, in a… Read the full press release

Gatwick honoured at the National Transport Awards and at the prestigious Digital Impact Awards

Airport of the Year at National Transport Awards Outstanding Sustainability Programme at Airports Going Green awards Digital In-House Team of the Year and Best Corporate App at Digital Impact Awards London, 2017-Oct-21 — /Travel PR News/ — This week – at separate ceremonies – Gatwick won Airport of the Year at the National Transport Awards, a… Read the full press release

British Airways adds extra flights from Heathrow and Gatwick this winter

British Airways adds extra flights from Heathrow and Gatwick this winter   London, 2017-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways is making enjoying the winter sun even easier for customers this year with extra flights from Heathrow and Gatwick being added to the airline’s schedules. The airline is launching a new route from Heathrow… Read the full press release