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Gatwick continues to emerge as Heathrow rival

Gatwick continues to emerge as Heathrow rival

11 May 2012 Airline News

Gatwick has continued its emergence as a serious rival to London Heathrow airport with the launch of its summer schedule. Korean Air commenced services between Gatwick and Seoul on April 28th, followed shortly afterwards by Air China, which started flights to Beijing on the May 2nd.

Air China launches Gatwick services

Air China launches Gatwick services

2 May 2012 Airline News

Air China is expanding its London network with a non-stop service from Gatwick to Beijing International Airport four times a week. The Airbus A330-200 aircraft will depart Gatwick at 1300 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Gatwick first UK airport recognised by Twitter for excellent customer service support

Gatwick first UK airport recognised by Twitter for excellent customer service support

Gatwick Airport’s efforts to keep passengers informed with up-to-the minute details during disruptive weather, flight delays and everyday airport activity has been recognised by Twitter. Gatwick is the first UK airport to be listed as a trusted news source with Twitter’s ‘blue tick’ of authority – a social media honour Twitter entitles to profiles to authenticate that a legitimate source is authoring Tweets.

British Airways to slash 170 jobs

British Airways to slash 170 jobs

11 April 2012 Airline News

British Airways has today unveiled a new cost cutting plan which has put hundreds of jobs at Gatwick Airport under threat. 400 ramp workers will see their jobs outsourced while 170 employees will be made redundant if the proposals come into effect.

Caribbean Airlines set to commence London to Trinidad service

Caribbean Airlines set to commence London to Trinidad service

27 March 2012 Airline News

Caribbean Airlines is launching flights from Piarco, Trinidad to Gatwick, London, with four weekly non-stop flights on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, starting 14 June 2012. Tickets for the new service, which be operated by a 767 – 300 ER aircraft, will go on sale today.

Gatwick calls for better rail links to compete with Heathrow

Gatwick calls for better rail links to compete with Heathrow

26 March 2012 Airline News

Leading industry experts, Arup, have published a report - Supporting UK growth and global market access: the case for high quality rail services to Gatwick Airport. The report outlines a vision for ensuring that the UK’s busiest rail network and its second largest airport are properly integrated, supporting the UK’s future international connectivity and the needs of the commuter.

The Goring to bring royal service to Gatwick

The Goring to bring royal service to Gatwick

24 February 2012 Airline News Hotel News

Gatwick Airport has announced a new scheme that sees London’s quintessentially English five star hotel The Goring coaching its customer-facing staff on how to provide all passengers with a personal service fit for royalty. Providing top notch service was identified by the Airport Passenger Panel as a defining factor in an airport experience.

Gatwick Airport boosts top management as development continues

Gatwick Airport boosts top management as development continues

7 February 2012 Airline News

Gatwick Airport is pleased to announce Willie McGillivray and Derek Hendry have joined the executive management team. Willie McGillivray joined the executive management team last December as product development director responsible for identifying and developing new products and services that best meet the different customer needs.

Gatwick Airport adds Korean Air to new Asia focus

Gatwick Airport adds Korean Air to new Asia focus

5 January 2012 Airline News

Gatwick Airport has confirmed Korean Air - the national carrier of South Korea - is to launch three weekly flights from Gatwick to Seoul on April 29th this year from the newly renovated North Terminal. Korean Air was recently voted Asia’s Leading Airline First Class by the World Travel Awards.

British travellers get direct flights to Vietnam

British travellers get direct flights to Vietnam

9 December 2011 Airline News

Vietnam Airlines began its new non-stop services from Gatwick to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) today providing British travellers with a direct route to Vietnam for the very first time . Until today, it was only possible to reach this popular Asia-Pacific tourist destination via regional hubs such as Hong Kong and Bangkok.