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22/04/2015

  • Rail capacity to double at Gatwick Airport in the next five years
  • A train will leave the airport for London every three minutes
  • State-of-the-art trains and robust new track and signalling systems coming

20/04/2015

  • New report from IPPR sets out views from roundtable discussion on airport expansion
  • Gatwick CEO: “We have long argued for greater competition & the environment to be front-and-centre of this debate – the IPPR report clearly reaches the same conclusion” 

16/04/2015

  • Expanding Heathrow would introduce substantial additional NO2 into an area that is already failing to achieve legal air quality limits
  • Selecting a scheme which results in air quality limits being exceeded or their attainment being delayed would be in breach of EU and UK law
  • Selecting Heathrow expansion would likely prove undeliverable

13/04/2015

  • Gatwick announces that it expects to serve more than 40 million passengers next year – a decade ahead of DfT predictions made in its January 2013 UK Aviation Forecast
  • Record breaking traffic figures announced for March with 2.96 million passengers travelling through the airport – an increase of 9.2 per cent compared to the previous year
  • The moving annual total shows 38.7 million passengers travelling through Gatwick between April 2014 and March 2015 – an increase of 7.8 per cent over the same period the previous year
  • Gatwick CEO: “The figures speak for themselves – ours is the busiest runway in the world and we need to build a second runway to maximise the nation’s connectivity to the rest of the world”

10/04/2015

  • £20 million fund among a raft of measures to strengthen domestic air services
  • Gatwick already provides better connectivity to the regions and nations
  • Expansion at Gatwick supports the growth of domestic services and airports

09/04/2015

  • Gatwick comes top in eight out of nine key indicators
  • Question on financial compensation for local residents generates biggest response
  • Major concerns expressed over Heathrow’s plans to tunnel the M25 and introduce a congestion charge

01/04/2015

  • Raymond Melee has delivered  major projects at international airports across the globe and will ensure Gatwick can start constructing a new runway as soon as possible
  • Building a new runway and terminal at Gatwick is lower risk, with few of the complex construction obstacles faced by Heathrow

31/03/2015

  • Around 480,000 due to use London Gatwick over long Bank Holiday weekend
  • Barcelona is top Easter weekend destination for second year running
  • 750 cupcakes and 500 Easter eggs to be given away to children during special Mad Hatters Tea Party and Wonka World entertainment in terminals

23/03/2015

  • London Gatwick welcomes over 100 businesses to a conference to help them grow  overseas
  • Gatwick teams up with Government’s Business is GREAT campaign with a host of other inspiring speakers
  • Event follows new polling released earlier this month showing that small businesses and SMEs from all around the UK want Gatwick expanded

18/03/2015

  • On Budget day, Gatwick confirms second runway will be wholly privately-financed
  • Heathrow expansion requires £5.7 billion in taxpayer funds for road and rail projects

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