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  • 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 


  • Long-haul growth in June rockets 24% year on year, whilst Gatwick has been announced as the European airport with the most new long-haul routes
  • Chinese carrier Tianjin Airlines arrived at the airport in June with routes to Hong Kong and Cape Town starting this autumn.
  • Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said: “June’s passenger figures are the latest demonstration of Gatwick’s ongoing long-haul success story showing once again the unrivalled potential that an expanded Gatwick would deliver for Britain.


  • Gatwick wins ‘European airport with the most new long haul routes’ award
  • 6 million Gatwick passengers flew to a long haul destination last year
  • New upcoming routes include British Airways to Cape Town and Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong  


  • £36 million investment creates new ‘Next Generation’ security lanes
  • Investment in faster screening processes will halve passenger time through security
  • Gatwick another step closer to its ambition to eliminate queues
  • Gatwick tops passenger satisfaction survey about security screening by DfT


  • Britain needs to show it can be agile and decisive
  • It is now clear that only Gatwick can deliver the expansion we need and do so by 2025
  • Expand Gatwick and give Britain two world class airports


  • Annual results show airport has set new world records for aircraft movements and passenger numbers for a single runway airport - passenger numbers up +6% and air traffic movements up +4% on 2015
  • Gatwick has joined the premier league of airports with more than 50 long haul routes - new routes to China, Hong Kong and Cape Town start this autumn
  • It is now clear only Gatwick can deliver a new runway for Britain

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