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.
Gatwick Airport is seeking independent advice from a group of industry experts to identify the main issues affecting UK travellers in a bid to improve the overall passenger experience.
132,500 more passengers flew through Gatwick this August
Passenger numbers in July 2011 increased by 5.9%, 201,300 more passengers compared to the same month last year.