A brief statement from the British flag-carrier said: “Due to the considerable restrictions and challenging market environment, like many other airlines, we will temporarily suspend our flying schedule at Gatwick.”
Gatwick will consolidate operations into the south terminal from April 1st. The decision comes in response to the severe and unparalleled impact of Covid-19 on the global aviation sector, officials said.
Gatwick Airport has unveiled a series of steps designed to safeguard the “financial resilience” of the business in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The plans will significantly reduce costs.
Atlantic Airways has announced it will be launching a new direct flight from London Gatwick to Vágar Airport in the Faroe Islands from June 23rd.
Gatwick Airport welcomed 26.6 million passengers in the six months to the end of September, an increase of 0.2 per cent on last year. Revenue was up 5.6 per cent, to £541 million, resulting in an EBITDA increase of 7.9 per cent to £351 million.
Gatwick has been unveiled as the European airport with the fastest growing number of passenger seats to Shanghai, China. This exciting new growth is thanks to a brand-new Air China service which flies directly to the city.
Passengers at Gatwick Airport can now experience the faster speeds and greater reliability of 5G thanks to Vodafone. This means they can enjoy gaming on the go or quickly download a film or TV box set or transfer large work documents before they catch a flight.
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Gatwick has formally started the process to bring its existing northern runway into routine use. The airport has submitted a notice to the planning inspectorate of its intention to prepare an application for development consent.
Gatwick has published a new five-year capital investment programme which highlights more investment in automation and technology as an enabler of sustainable growth.
Strikes by security workers at Gatwick airport have been suspended after an improved pay offer was made. The 130 members of Unite who are employed by ICTS (UK) to scan passengers’ luggage for explosive materials and other dangerous and prohibited materials, were due to stage a 48-hour strike from Saturday morning.