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

Gatwick Airport to sponsor 2017 Crawley STEMfest and the Big Bang Fair South East

Part of airport’s strategy to help boost local employment opportunities and skills development Fairs expected to attract thousands of students and teachers from across the region LONDON, 2017-Jan-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is to take over as the headline sponsors of two of the most important events for schools and colleges in the… Read the full press release

Gatwick outlines pledges to the Prime Minister which offer road map to delivering new runway for Britain

LONDON, 2016-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — On behalf of the Board and Shareholders of Gatwick Airport Limited, Chairman Sir Roy McNulty has today written to the Prime Minister setting out a series of pledges which offer a road map to delivering a new runway for Britain. The pledges to the Prime Minister that Gatwick has… Read the full press release

Gatwick expansion receives overwhelming support from London councillors – YouGov survey

Overwhelming support for Gatwick expansion from London councillors London residents continue to choose Gatwick over Heathrow Concerns over noise and air quality the key issues LONDON, 2016-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — With less than a month until Londoners go to the polls, 62% of the capital’s councillors have come out in support of Gatwick expansion… Read the full press release

Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate: Three years of consecutive month and month growth

3.1 million passengers travelled through Gatwick in March, +5.8% year on year, marking three years of consecutive month on month growth Norwegian’s Boston route kicks off Gatwick’s summer of long-haul with 20 new routes including Hong Kong, Cape Town, Vancouver, Lima and Costa Rica Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said:“Three years of consecutive month on month… Read the full press release

Record breaking traffic figures in March for Gatwick; expects to serve more than 40 million passengers next year

Gatwick announces that it expects to serve more than 40 million passengers next year – a decade ahead of DfT predictions made in its January 2013 UK Aviation Forecast Record breaking traffic figures announced for March with 2.96 million passengers travelling through the airport – an increase of 9.2 per cent compared to the previous… Read the full press release

New poll reveals SME leaders across UK prefer Gatwick to be expanded

Small businesses and SMEs from all around the UK want Gatwick expanded Institute of Directors says Gatwick “leads on regional destinations” OECD report: high charges from an expanded Heathrow would “discourage” more UK domestic flights LONDON, 2015-3-5 — /Travel PR News/ — A new YouGov poll published today has shown small and medium sized business… Read the full press release

Govia and Gatwick to work together to provide more seamless transition for passengers between rail and air

Gatwick’s partnership with Govia will transform rail services to and from Gatwick Airport Brand new Gatwick Express and Thameslink trains plus more reliable services will connect even more people to Gatwick and the region Gatwick will be ‘second runway ready’ by road and rail by 2021 LONDON, 2014-9-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The launch… Read the full press release

CAA: UK airports recorded best ever first quarter on-time performance with 84% of scheduled flights ‘on-time’

• 84% of scheduled flights landed ‘on-time’ at UK airports in the first quarter of 2014. • On-time performance was six percentage points higher than the same period in 2013. • All 10 airports monitored saw punctuality improvements. • Latest CAA figures show the best first quarter on-time performance since records began. LONDON, 2014-7-14 —… Read the full press release

Hugh Sumner: Gatwick will be “road and rail ready” for a second runway by 2021 with no additional cost to the taxpayer

LONDON, 2014-6-4 — /Travel PR News/ — Unveiling Gatwick Airport’s transformational public transport improvements today, Hugh Sumner – the mastermind behind London 2012’s transport infrastructure – said Gatwick will be “road and rail ready” for a second runway by 2021, with no additional cost to the taxpayer. Transport improvements include: A train to central London every 2.5… Read the full press release

Gatwick to pay “Band A Council Tax” to all households affected by noise from second runway

LONDON, 2014-03-11 — /Travel PR News/ — All households most affected by noise from a second runway at Gatwick would receive annual compensation equivalent to Band A Council Tax (currently £1000) if and when the runway becomes operational, Gatwick Airport announced today. This represents the next stage of Gatwick’s industry leading approach to noise management at… Read the full press release

Ryanair expressed its regret about Sir Howard Davies’ Airports Commission shortlist

MORE POLITICAL FIDDLING, WHILE UK TOURISM BURNS Shannon, Ireland, 2013-12-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, the UK’s favourite airline today expressed its regret at the shortlist produced by the Davies’ Airport Commission which advocates a potential second runway at Gatwick or two alternatives at Heathrow, but only by 2030, and again by 2050, long after they’ll be… Read the full press release