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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 to be the FIRST airport in the world to offer a Jamie’s Italian and Union Jack’s designed exclusively for passengers to enjoy in the North Terminal
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 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.
Passenger numbers in November 2011 increased by 0.6% compared to the same month last year, with 12,800 more passengers flying through Gatwick.
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.