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 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

London Gatwick appoints Lesley Hall as Environment, Health and Safety Director and promotes Bronwen Jones to Development Director

Lesley Hall appointed Environment, Health and Safety Director Bronwen Jones appointed Development Director Gatwick Airport’s CEO, Stewart Wingate, said: “These appointments demonstrate Gatwick’s ongoing commitment to providing our passengers with the very best airport facilities and service possible.” LONDON, 2018-Mar-05 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick has announced today (01/03/2018) that Lesley Hall has been… Read the full press release

London Gatwick welcomes Norwegian’s non-stop service to Buenos Aires

Airline grows long-haul network with first route to Buenos Aires from Gatwick Valentine’s Day celebration as the new route to the ‘Paris of South America’ takes off Affordable fares from £259.90 one-way break current monopoly on direct London to Argentina flights LONDON, 2018-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian, voted world’s best low-cost long-haul airline, is continuing its global… Read the full press release

Norwegian launches its first route from London Gatwick to Asia

LONDON, 2017-Sep-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian, voted world’s best low-cost long-haul airline, continues its global expansion today by launching its first route from London Gatwick to Asia with a special Singaporean themed celebration to mark the carrier’s inaugural flight to Singapore. The new 12-hour 45 minute flight from London Gatwick to Singapore Changi Airport is… Read the full press release

London Gatwick welcomes Norwegian’s new service to Chicago and Austin, Texas

United Kingdom, 2017-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian today announced two new US routes from London Gatwick with flights now on sale to Chicago from £179 and Austin, Texas from £239. The announcement comes as the airline celebrates the third anniversary since it first launched low-cost long-haul services from Gatwick. In July 2014, Norwegian… 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: 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 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

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 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

Gatwick Airport submits summary of new evidence supporting its second runway case to Airports sub-Committee

Commission drastically underestimated Gatwick’s growth and made fundamental mistakes Once corrected, analysis shows that the benefits of Gatwick expansion exceed those of either Heathrow options Second runway low risk and can be guaranteed quickly – by 2025 GATWICK, UK, 2016-Sep-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport has submitted a summary of new evidence supporting… Read the full press release

Norwegian announces new routes from London Gatwick to Keflavik, Iceland and Rovaniemi, Finland

LONDON, 2016-Aug-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Low-cost airline Norwegian continues its UK expansion today, by putting on sale two new routes from London Gatwick to Keflavik, Iceland and Rovaniemi, Finland. From 30th October, Norwegian will add its first UK service to the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik. Three weekly flights will operate direct to Keflavik throughout… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport achieved its busiest-ever June with long-haul routes rocket 24% year on year

Long-haul growth in June rockets 24% year on year, whilst Gatwick has been announced as the European airport with the most new long-haul routes Chinese carrier Tianjin Airlines arrived at the airport in June with routes to Hong Kong and Cape Town starting this autumn. Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said: “June’s passenger figures are the… Read the full press release

Norwegian marks 2nd anniversary of its transatlantic flights from the UK to the U.S.

LONDON, 2016-Jul-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian is this week celebrating the 2nd anniversary of its unique low-cost long-haul flights from the UK to the U.S. Norwegian first launched transatlantic flights from Gatwick Airport to three U.S destinations in July 2014, with the aviation industry divided on whether the ‘low-cost long-haul’ venture would succeed. Two… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport launches its new Pier 1 facility housing an entirely new baggage system

£186 million facility houses state-of-the-art baggage and early bag store systems Development improves efficiency and reduces delays both on and off the airfield Passengers to long haul flights up in May, with numbers to North America up over 40% LONDON, 2016-Jun-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick marked its busiest-ever May today (+5.8%) by launching its… Read the full press release

Norwegian launches new direct route to Las Vegas from London Gatwick

Norwegian’s award-winning low-cost transatlantic flights continue as Las Vegas becomes eighth US destination LONDON, 2016-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Norwegian is continuing the expansion of its trailblazing low-cost long-haul network by launching a new direct route to the bright lights of Las Vegas from London Gatwick. Norwegian passengers don’t need to be high rollers to… 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

Gatwick Airport achieves another milestone in its £2 billion transformation programme with the opening of Pier 5

Caroline Ansell MP opens Pier 5 – an £80 million project for Gatwick Airport Bigger gate rooms and better facilities for arriving and departing passengers Growth in number of stands set to drive more growth at the airport LONDON, 2016-Feb-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Another milestone in Gatwick’s £2 billion transformation programme was reached today… Read the full press release

London Gatwick announced 2.5 years of consecutive month-on-month traffic growth and achieved its busiest ever July with 4.3 million passengers travelling through the airport

Gatwick’s 2.5 years of consecutive growth far outstrips Airports Commission forecasts 4.3 million passengers pass through the airport in July, +6.4% on previous year Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said: “These results put us ten years ahead of the forecasts used by the Airports Commission to predict future air traffic movements and how that relates to… Read the full press release

London Gatwick announces its busiest June ever with 5% increase in passengers on the previous year; further illustrates its case for expansion

Gatwick achieves record passenger numbers in 28th consecutive month of growth 3.8 million passengers pass through the airport, +5% on previous year Long-haul routes growing fastest at the airport, +8% on the 12 months to last June  Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said: “The growth of our transatlantic routes, which from May will include Boston, is… Read the full press release

Exceptional growth: Gatwick Airport demonstrates once again why the airport is the best and only deliverable choice for the UK’s next runway

LONDON, 2015-6-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport announces exceptional growth with annual results demonstrating once again why the airport is the best and only deliverable choice for the UK’s next runway. CEO Stewart Wingate said today’s results show why momentum and support has grown rapidly for Gatwick where a new runway can be… Read the full press release

Emirates increases its capacity to London Gatwick Airport with the introduction of second daily A380 service

DUBAI, U.A.E., 2015-4-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has launched a second daily A380 service to London Gatwick Airport. Due to passenger demand, Emirates has taken the decision to immediately upgrade its EK15/16 route that was previously operated by a Boeing 777. The A380 will add a… 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

Gatwick Airport: Industry analyst Chris Tarry looked at a number of the key areas that the Airports Commission has highlighted as central to the UK’s runways debate

Leading aviation analyst Chris Tarry outlines the industry developments and emerging trends that point to the future shape of the aviation market   Chris Tarry: “To dwell in the past rather than look at what is likely to happen in future will result in London’s aviation market failing to realise its full potential”  Gatwick CEO: “Gatwick… Read the full press release

New polling figures released show continued support for Gatwick expansion over Heathrow

In crucial year for airports expansion debate, latest polling shows Londoners continue to back Gatwick over Heathrow Growing support for Gatwick included as one of “15 reasons for 2015” why Gatwick is the obvious choice for expansion LONDON, 2015-1-6 — /Travel PR News/ — With 2015 marking a crucial year when the Airports Commission will… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport celebrates its 5th anniversary under independent ownership and outlines £1billion investment plan to further transform the airport in the coming years

6 million more passengers in 5 years through greater competition and investment Further £1billion plan outlined to continue airport’s transformation Gatwick CEO: “It’s been an incredible five years and this is just the start” LONDON, 2014-12-2 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport this week celebrates its 5th birthday under independent ownership and has outlined… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces August 2014 traffic performance summary

Nearly 4.4 million passengers chose to fly through Gatwick in August – up 8.2% on the prior year – making it the busiest month in Gatwick’s history Gatwick handled 906 air traffic movements in a day on its single runway – a world first North Atlantic routes performed strongly as Norwegian Air announced it will… 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