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Astronaut launches Gatwick Shuttle

Astronaut launches Gatwick Shuttle

1 July 2010 Press Release Airline News Rail & Coach News

  *  From TODAY, passengers flying through Gatwick can travel on the new state-of-the-art inter-terminal shuttle, two months ahead of schedule in time for our busy summer period when four million people are expected to travel through the airport

Calpers takes stake in Gatwick Airport

Calpers takes stake in Gatwick Airport

21 June 2010 Airline News

United States public pension fund Calpers has taken a significant stake in London’s Gatwick Airport, following a deal with owners Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). The California based group will take a 12.7 per cent stake in a deal reportedly worth $155 million.

Abu Dhabi acquires 15% stake in Gatwick for £125m

Abu Dhabi acquires 15% stake in Gatwick for £125m

5 February 2010 Airline News

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is to buy a 15 per cent stake in Gatwick Airport for £125 million. The purchase by the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund comes in the same week as South Korea’s National Pension Service bought a 12 per cent stake in the UK’s second largest airport for £100 million.

South Koreans take 12 per cent stake in Gatwick for £100m

South Koreans take 12 per cent stake in Gatwick for £100m

2 February 2010 Airline News

South Korea’s National Pension Service is to take a 12 per cent stake in Gatwick airport, worth about £100 million. The deal could be completed as early as next week and comes as part of a sweeping international expansion programme by the world’s fifth biggest pension fund.

Snow causes more travel chaos

Snow causes more travel chaos

13 January 2010 Airline News

Snow continued to fall across the UK creating fresh chaos for travellers and closing Gatwick Airport for the second time in a week. Heathrow is currently open but airport operator BAA is warning of cancellations and delays due to the weather. Birmingham Airport and Cardiff Airport were also closed but both have now reopened but warned of severe delays and cancellations.

Travel chaos continues

Travel chaos continues

A number of UK airports remain closed due to the adverse weather conditions which are affecting the entire country. Gatwick, Bristol, Exeter and Blackpool all remain closed as snow is cleared from runways.

New Gatwick owner to eliminate queues

New Gatwick owner to eliminate queues

30 November 2009 Airline News

The new owner of Gatwick has earmarked the elimination of long check-in and security queues as a top priority upon taking control of Britain’s second largest airport this week. The investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners is expected to close the £1.5bn deal by the end of this week, subject to European Commission approval.