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  • Carbon emissions cut by over 32% and water use by 29% in last five years
  • Zero operational waste sent to landfill with 49% recycled
  • Gatwick spent over £71 million with local suppliers and employs nearly 12,000 people from the local area


  • Norwegian reaches 1 million passenger milestone at Edinburgh Airport and outlines ambitions for further growth in Scotland, including transatlantic routes
  • Norwegian backs Gatwick Airport expansion to “deliver greater competition that will allow all UK airports to grow”
  • Gatwick CEO hails success of Norwegian Air; says it “illustrates very clearly the fundamental changes that are taking place in the aviation world.”


  • Help for passengers with hidden disabilities who may require additional support
  • Voluntary trial product of partnership with UK charities and OCS
  • If successful, it could be adopted across the country’s transport network


  • 17th May marks the 80th anniversary of the very first flight from Gatwick Airport, to Paris
  • Since then Gatwick has grown to become the World’s most efficient single-runway airport and this week has served 41 million passengers for the first time ever
  • Throughout its history Gatwick has played host to many prominent figures including Queen Elizabeth II and John F Kennedy


  • Airport to step-up its efforts in supporting the fight against human trafficking
  • Partners came together at second Safer Gatwick partnership event 
  • Gatwick to increase training of front-line staff to combat human trafficking 


  • £36 million investment creates new state-of-the-art check-in floor
  • Investment in faster technology will facilitate passenger growth
  • Gatwick another step closer to ambition to eliminate queues


  • Expanded Heathrow will newly affect hundreds of thousands of people with noise
  • Air quality around Heathrow is already illegal and can only get worse with expansion
  • Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said: “After decades of uncertainty the time has come to back an option that can actually happen.” 


  • 3.3 million passengers travelled through Gatwick in April, +4% on the previous year 
  • Gatwick gains 28 new flights a week to Canada and will directly connect the UK to Chinese growth markets Chongqing and Tianjin next month
  • Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said: “Gatwick’s 28 new flights to Canada from WestJet plus the UK’s only connections to Chinese growth markets Chongqing and Tianjin, next month, clearly show that Gatwick can deliver the crucial new long-haul routes the UK needs. With a second runway, Gatwick can take the UK even further. Only Gatwick's legal, affordable, cleaner and quieter plan gives the UK the opportunity to finally realise the benefits another runway will bring while limiting the impact on the environment.”



  • Competitive, low cost fares on transatlantic routes to six cities - Toronto, St John’s, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg
  • Daily services to Toronto and St John’s, six a week to Vancouver and five to Calgary
  • UK exporters can benefit from fast and regular access to markets across Canada


  • Only Gatwick can deliver the economic benefits airport expansion would bring without the dramatic and unacceptable impacts on noise and air quality
  • Gatwick expansion would deliver an equal number of short haul and long haul routes and bring about greater net economic benefits

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