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Charles Kirwan-Taylor, Gatwick's Sustainability Director and Martin Willmore, Senior VP, DHL opening Gatwickl's new £3.8million waste plant


  • First ICW compliant biomass combustion system in an airport
  • Airport aims to hit 85% recycling rate - the best of any UK airport, saving £1,000 per day in energy costs 


  • 3.0m passengers travelled through Gatwick last month, the airport’s busiest-ever February, +9.9% on 2016
  • February long-haul routes +20.3% on 2016 driving a 6.0% cargo increase
  • Dubai topped Gatwick’s most popular February long-haul destinations list with Paris routes +77% - likely benefitting from February’s Valentine effect


  • Gatwick to broadcast series of live sessions to schools giving advice on career paths at the airport
  • First broadcast scheduled during National Apprenticeship Week
  • As part of National Apprenticeship Week, senior leaders at the airport are working alongside apprentices in series of 'Back to the Floor' sessions


  • Airport and Government inspiring local firms to export to global markets
  • Initial speaker line-up includes PayPal, Funding Circle and Cathay Pacific


  • Airport demonstrates investment in local economy as raft of job opportunities become available
  • Seasonal summer job numbers up by 40% on previous year
  • Majority of the vacancies are available through Gatwick’s retail and restaurant offering


  • Third year that Gatwick has sponsored Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival
  • Family, International and Accessibility programmes sponsored
  • Wide range of arts and music to people of all ages and abilities offered


  • New Starbucks store opens in the South Terminal with expert led coffee tastings
  • New store designed around the needs of passengers, with fast service, wireless charging and wi-fi available


  • 2.8m passengers travelled through Gatwick in January 2017, +12.1% on 2016
  • January long-haul routes +23.2% on 2016 driving a 15.4% cargo increase
  • Gatwick celebrates busiest-ever January with specially-commissioned collection of unique artworks from Instragram artist Paperboyo


  • Study designed to send a clear message to ‘those that hold the purse strings’
  • Findings purposely published just ahead of major investment decisions
  • Gatwick – South East’s busiest rail station – ideally placed to coordinate regional transport case


  • New Noise Management Board has brought community and industry together within formalised structure for the first time
  • Significant progress made in key areas
  • Four of the five largest operators of A320 aircraft will modify their entire fleets by December 2017 to reduce the noise impact on local residentsAdd content for landing page

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