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

London Gatwick Airport announced that Air China will continue operating direct summer 2014 services between Gatwick and Beijing

Air China to continue its London Gatwick – Beijing service into Summer 2014 Gatwick plays an important role in broadening the UK’s connections to key trading routes London, UK, 2013-11-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — London Gatwick Airport announced today that Air China will continue operating direct services between Gatwick and Beijing into summer 2014. The airline began operating… Read the full press release

Ryanair calls on UK Government’s Airports Commission to resolve the 30 year old runway shortage in South East of England

2013-07-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ryanair, the UK’s only ultra low cost carrier (ULCC) today (18 July) made a submission to the UK Government’s Airports Commission, calling on Sir Howard Davies and his team to resolve the 30 year old runway shortage in the South East of England by recommending that each of the 3 main London… Read the full press release

London Gatwick responded to Airports Commission: London Gatwick’s runway ‘constellation’ approach will deliver better outcome for the UK

Competition: multi-airport ‘constellation’ system will encourage a greater level of competition, thus driving future air connectivity and reducing costs to passengers. Connectivity: second runway at Gatwick will deliver the UKs connectivity requirements and maintain the UKs status as one of the best connected countries in the world. Certainty: Gatwick’s proposal is deliverable and will give… Read the full press release

London Gatwick airport to work with world-leading architect Sir Terry Farrell on its runway expansion plans

2013-07-09 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today (8 July 2013), Chief Executive of Gatwick Airport, Stewart Wingate, announces the appointment of Sir Terry Farrell to provide expert advice on its runway capacity plans. Sir Terry will offer specialist advice to the airport in support of its proposal for additional runway capacity and its vision for a ‘constellation of… Read the full press release

Essential Travel reveals Three Ways to Add A Touch of Gatsby Glamour To Your Holiday

2013-05-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — With Gatsby madness currently in the air, glamour is the thing on everyone’s minds – and what could be more glamorous than going on holiday…once you’ve passed the queues, driven to the car park and transferred to the terminal! But, there are methods to turn even these into a special occasion. Leading… Read the full press release

Gatwick calls for night flight quota limits to remain the same

Night flights are crucial for the economy in terms of tourism and trade Current night quota is key for creating new routes and passenger growth 2013-04-23 — /travelprnews.com/ — London Gatwick has asked that its current night flight quota remains consistent for the next regime in its response to the Department for Transport’s Night Flying Restrictions… Read the full press release

Vietnam Airlines has announced it will be extending its services from Gatwick Airport

Vietnam’s flagship carrier adds a fifth weekly service from Gatwick UK arrivals into Vietnam have increased by 40 per cent year-on-year since nonstop services were launched 2013-04-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — Vietnam Airlines has announced it will be extending its services from Gatwick Airport. During the summer season, Vietnam’s flagship carrier will add a fifth weekly service… Read the full press release