London Gatwick is gearing up for its busiest summer on record, with 8,846,000 people set to use the airport during the school holidays. It follows a successful June at Gatwick, which saw 4.5 million passengers travelling through, with the airport’s long-haul routes growing by 26 per cent year-on-year.
Air China will start flying the UK’s only non-stop service between the UK and Chengdu - the prosperous capital of Sichuan province in China – on July 3rd.
Gatwick Airport reported passenger numbers reached an all-time high of 45.7 million during the 12 months to the end of March. Revenue at the airport was up 5.4 per cent, to £764.2 million, over the period.
Norwegian has announced it will launch a new twice-weekly service from London Gatwick to Tampa-Florida. The service will take off on October 31st, with flights now available to book.
Last month saw London Gatwick experience the busiest May in its history, as 4.1 million passengers travelled through the airport.
Almost a thousand easyJet ground staff and baggage handlers at Gatwick airport employed by DHL have negotiated a pay boost worth on average 7.5 per cent over two years.
Today marks a significant milestone for London Gatwick, as the airport celebrates 60 years since it was officially opened in its current form.
Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha touched down today at London Gatwick Airport, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water salute.
Gatwick Airport has today announced the UK’s first trial of end-to-end biometrics - where personal data collected at the airport’s self-service bag drops will be recognised by new automated self-boarding gates - simplifying and speeding up the process for passengers and reducing the risk of human error.
London Gatwick has announced vacancies for more than 1,200 retail, restaurant, check-in desk assistance and luggage handling roles, further demonstrating the airport’s commitment to boosting employment in the local community.
Gatwick’s 300 airside vehicles are stationary 90 per cent of the time – as staff attend to aircraft and passengers – but a trial of electric-powered autonomous vehicles will soon see workers shuttled between popular locations on the airfield when it starts later this summer.