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20/07/2017

  • Closure of the parking company, unaffiliated to the airport, left many passengers without vehicles
  • Passengers strongly advised to avoid unapproved off-site meet and greet parking firms
  • Gatwick says on-airport parking or approved off-airport operators should always be used

19/07/2017

  • £100,000 granted to 16 community projects benefitting more than 7,000 people
  • £300,000 annual fund evenly divided between Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Foundations
  • Next round of grants to be allocated in November

14/07/2017

  • More than the population of London to use Gatwick during school summer holidays
  • LA and Oakland in top ten most popular long haul destinations for first time
  • New long haul destinations – Chicago, Buenos Aires, Austin and Taipei - join Singapore, Denver, Seattle, Kigali and Vancouver announced this year, as Gatwick breaks world record for offering 62 long haul routes in total

13/07/2017

  • Delegation exploring New York fashion scene to help them export goods
  •  With a long haul network of over 60 routes, Gatwick offers businesses fast access to markets in all four corners of the globe
  • “New York fashion scene is every designer's dream and a short, targeted mission is a wonderful opportunity to lay down the ground work for opening up a whole new and important revenue stream”: Emma Jones, CEO, Enterprise Nation

10/07/2017

  • Plans urgently need progressing for new platforms at East Croydon and flyover bridges at Windmill Bridge Junction to increase Brighton Main Line capacity
  • “Poor connectivity and transport links are a barrier to sustainable growth across the region, including new housing and the creation of 13,000 new jobs” Steve Norris, former Transport minister
  • Plans for Smart Motorway to provide permanent extra lane on sections of the M23 also vital for growth – including new housing and employment growth along the London / south coast corridor

10/07/2017

  • Gatwick surpasses 45 million annual passengers during busiest-ever June, with California, Keflavik and Costa Rica among biggest growing summer holiday destinations
  • Long-haul growth +11.8% driving a cargo increase +20.6%
  • The airport has achieved 60 long-haul connections as new routes to Seattle, Austin, Denver, Chicago and Taipei announced

05/07/2017

  • Two new US routes announced as Norwegian celebrates third anniversary of low-cost long-haul flights from London Gatwick
  • Norwegian becomes 2nd largest long-haul airline at Gatwick with 13 direct long-haul routes

03/07/2017

  • Long haul network largest in the world for a single runway airport - the fifth biggest of any airport in Europe – and the eleventh largest in the world
  • New China Airlines service to Taipei follows other new long haul routes announced this year to Buenos Aires, Singapore, Denver, Seattle, Kigali and Vancouver
  • Gatwick is only airport in world’s top 20 fastest growing airports with a single runway 

29/06/2017

  • Gatwick Airport planning for continued growth as airport passes 45 million passengers
  • Annual results show passenger numbers +7.7%, EBITDA +12.9%, long-haul growth +13.6%  and cargo +15.9% on last year
  • Record growth has been matched with record results in quality of service for passengers
  • Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said: “It has been another record-breaking year and another chapter in the transformation of Gatwick. We have, this week, broken through the 45 million annual passengers mark which is 13 million passengers a year more than we served in 2009 when Gatwick came into independent ownership. It is a simple fact that, of the top 20 airports in the world by passenger growth, Gatwick is the only one with a single runway. We continue to offer the UK a financeable and deliverable second runway scheme which we stand ready to deliver should the Government give us the go-ahead.”

28/06/2017

  • Gatwick Airport was headline sponsor of Big Bang Fair South East for the first time
  • Record number of students from 200 schools attended this year’s event
  • Airport staff join judging panel to help select Big Bang UK award winners

 

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