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.
London Gatwick Airport has seen strong passenger growth during the six months from April and September, with an 8.5 per cent increase in traffic. Growth was driven by existing carriers – including easyJet, British Airways and Norwegian expanding operations and adding new routes.
Passengers at airports across the UK could face major disruption next week when immigration officers and the UK Border agency go on strike, according to reports.
Gatwick Airport has officially opened the new look North Terminal following the completion of the £73 million project to extend the building to accommodate 20 million passengers per year by 2020. The eastern end of the terminal has been extended to provide additional check-in and baggage reclaim capacity, while there are 18 new check-in desks taking the total to 144, of which 70 are self-service options.
A government decision to halt the expansion of airports in the south-east of England could cost the British economy as much as £47 billion over the next 50 years, according to a report commissioned by Gatwick Airport. Released by FTI Consulting on behalf of the property, the report argues “if there is no spare capacity the UK could be left behind other European countries that have much more capacity”.
Gatwick Airport in London has welcomed the arrival of guests from the capital city of Malaysia for the first time as AirAsia X touched down on its new London home, having switched from Stansted Airport. AirAsia X will be flying five times a week to Kuala Lumpur, moving to six flights a week by mid-December.
Almost 200 passengers were stranded onboard an Air India flight at Gatwick Airport for more than eight hours after fog caused their flight to be diverted.
A £73 million extension to Gatwick’s North Terminal has officially opened which will give customer’s more freedom and control during the check in process.
Gatwick Airport has rarely been out of the headlines in recent days, with new security measures and a much derided plan to link the location to rival Heathrow via an underground rail link boosting its profile. Today it is the turn of airport to reclaim the agenda, setting out plans for a three-month public consultation on its draft master plan for the next decade.
Gatwick Airport has confirmed the launch of its new South Terminal Security area. Opened by Theresa Villiers, minister of state for transport, the state-of-the-art facilities will see passengers benefiting from a fast, smart and efficient security experience.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is planning to drop its investigation Gatwick Airport (GAL) following a complaint by Flybe, according to reports.