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• Gatwick Airport will welcome retailer Next to the South Terminal, this September
• 1850 sq ft store will be Next’s largest in an airport and will stock a summer holiday clothing range, all year round
• The opening is in response to passenger demand for the store at the airport


  • A deliverable new runway more important than ever for the UK economy
  • Leaders of 11 London councils urge the Prime Minister to expand Gatwick
  • Unlike Heathrow, Gatwick expansion does not need £5 billion of taxpayer funding 


  • Former London and Transport Ministers join Gatwick Growth Board
  • New board will study economic benefits and effect of growth and expansion in the context of Brexit 
  • Work to take place over 24 months, first study to start in September



  • Gatwick achieves busiest-ever month in its 80 year history as long-haul routes continue their impressive growth, +23% on July 2015
  • Gatwick also records strong cargo growth illustrating the airport’s growing export role for Britain
  • To celebrate this landmark month in Gatwick’s history, a stunning collection of new Gatwick aerial imagery is today released by acclaimed New York photographer Jeffrey Milstein providing a brand new aerial perspective on Gatwick


  • New report looks at the importance of Gatwick to the regional economy and highlights future employment opportunities and skills needed as Gatwick grows 
  • The airport has announced a new engineering graduate programme, in partnership with three leading universities 
  • Gatwick would establish a £3.75 million apprenticeship fund to create 2,500 new job opportunities for young people if it expands


  • Contracts awarded to 17 construction and engineering companies
  • 10 of these preferred contractors are firms local to Gatwick
  • Follows London Mayor’s support for Gatwick expansion and local job creation
  • Gatwick stands ready to deliver second runway


  • Gatwick Airport expects 8 million passengers to travel through the airport this summer holiday, +6.6% on summer 2015
  • Long-haul destinations soar 19% this summer with 165,000 passengers travelling through on busiest day
  • The airport is set for a summer of family fun with top entertainers and face painting plus free of charge children’s play areas, dedicated family security lanes and pushchairs


  • Gatwick boosts investment in transformation by £200m to a total of £2.5bn since new ownership
  • Investment will support the airport’s continued record growth
  • Mayor calls for swift Government decision in favour of new runway at Gatwick 


  • Local SMEs play a crucial role in the running of the world’s busiest single runway airport   
  • Airport wants to make it as easy as possible for local companies to do business at the airport
  • Gatwick’s expansion plans to create unrivalled opportunities for local SMEs in the future   


  • Top Track 100 ranks Britain’s largest private companies on sales 
  • Gatwick has delivered a record 12 months of long-haul growth 
  • Record growth demonstrates the benefits an expanded Gatwick would deliver for Britain 

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