Gatwick reopens its South Terminal with around 570 flights a day

London, UK, 2022-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick reopens its South Terminal today (27/03/2022) and has gone from an airport with about 300 flights a day (26 March) to one operating around 570 flights (27 March) – making it the equivalent of opening a medium-sized airport overnight. Gatwick and its partners – including airlines,… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport welcomes new affordable, long-haul airline Norse Atlantic Airways

Routes to be confirmed, but Norse secured two six-weekly slot pairs from the London Airport New, affordable Gatwick long haul services expected to start in summer 2022 and will be flown by modern, fuel-efficient, and more environmentally friendly Boeing 787 Dreamliners London, UK, 2022-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Norse Atlantic Airways – the affordable,… Read the full press release

Tickets to 35 short-haul destinations now on sale for British Airways’ new Gatwick subsidiary

London, UK, 2021-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Today ( 14-12-2021) British Airways has revealed the initial destinations for its new Gatwick subsidiary, which will start flying from March 2022. Tickets to 35 short-haul destinations will also be on sale from Tuesday 14 December. The airline announced its intention to create a short-haul standalone business… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport to subsidise ExpressTest operated on-site COVID-19 screening centres

London, UK, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport is supporting Britain’s return to travel by offering passengers significantly cheaper PCR tests, after announcing it would subsidise its on-site COVID-19 screening centres, operated by ExpressTest. Two centres currently operate from Gatwick; a drive-in option located within the airport’s Perimeter Road South (RH6 0PQ) car… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport appoints Jim Butler as Chief Financial Officer

London, UK, 2021-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick Airport Limited has announced today (13/08/2021) that in September 2021 Jim Butler will join its Board and leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. His most recent role was as Senior Vice President – Airport Operations and Cargo for American Airlines where he led airport operations and… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport and ExpressTest open brand-new COVID-19 screening centre

Pre-departure and post arrival ExpressTest COVID-19 screening will be available for Gatwick passengers, staff and local residents with results available the next day. The screening facility could also satisfy post arrival requirements for the Government’s expected “test and release” scheme to ease travel restrictions and quarantine. The cost for Gatwick’s air passengers and on-airport staff… Read the full press release

Wizz Air opens a new base at Gatwick Airport

1 NEW BASED AIRCRAFT AND NEW ROUTES TO GREECE, ITALY, SPAIN AND MALTA 50% OFF WIZZ FLEX ON ALL GATWICK ROUTES FOR 72 HOURS ONLY BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2020-Aug-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Wizz Air, Europe’s greenest airline*, today (AUG 18, 2020) announces a new base at Gatwick Airport, which will be the third base… Read the full press release

Jonathan Pollard named Gatwick Airport’s new Chief Commercial Officer

LONDON, UK, 2020-Jun-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Jonathan Pollard is joining Gatwick in September as the airport’s new Chief Commercial Officer it was announced today (15/06/2020).  He will be responsible for driving forward the airport’s airline relations, retail, restaurants and other commercial revenue streams, including car parking and property portfolios. He was previously the… Read the full press release

COVID-19: Gatwick launches range of measures to protect the wellbeing and safety of both passengers and staff

Passenger and staff wellbeing and safety remains top priority at Gatwick as everyone travelling through the airport is required to wear a face covering within the terminals  Hand sanitiser stations, protective screens, regular deep cleaning and social distancing measures in place throughout the airport From 15 June operating hours will increase to 06:00-22:00 and North… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport: Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires routes support passenger and cargo growth

New routes and retail success results in EBITDA +7.9% year-on-year Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires routes support passenger and cargo growth One in five passengers from Gatwick now flying long-haul LONDON, UK, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick has today (26/11/2019) revealed in its interim results that new direct routes to Brazil and… Read the full press release

Gatwick is a Founder Patron of Croydon Legacy Youth Zone

Gatwick announces three-year support for new facility for young people Airport supporting “positive change in the Croydon area” Exceptional range of inclusive and inspiring activities on offer LONDON, UK, 2019-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick has become a Founder Patron of Croydon’s newly-opened Legacy Youth Zone – a £6.5 million state-of-the-art facility built… Read the full press release

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

Gatwick Airport and local tourism partners release new series of visit itineraries for the local region

‘Gateway Gatwick’ group of local partners and Gatwick release new series of visit itineraries for the local region – advising time-pressed tourists where to visit Latest figures reveal visitors travelling through Gatwick spend 9.7 million nights in the local area These overseas visitors spent £1.3 billion annually in the region supporting 5,100 jobs  LONDON, UK,… 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

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: 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

London Gatwick August 2018: cargo traffic soared +22.3%; long-haul network grew by +18%

Gatwick announces +18% growth in long-haul routes in August Cargo tonnage was up +22.3% with new Shanghai route due to add 3,700 tonnes of capacity 4.9m passengers travelled through Gatwick – its busiest August ever  Bristol, UK, 2018-Sep-13 — /Travel PR News/ — London Gatwick’s cargo traffic soared in August, +22.3% year-on-year, as long-haul routes continued… 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 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