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According to this data, by April 2018 Norwegian had overtaken Virgin Atlantic as Gatwick's number one transatlantic airline by seat capacity, and BA's competitive response to Norwegian's growing commercial threat to its transatlantic business would result in Virgin's relegation to third position among the airport's transatlantic airlines during the 2018 summer timetable period. [171][172] Another proposal would extend the North Terminal south, with a passenger bridge in the area currently occupied by aircraft stands without jet bridges. Travel by train from Brighton to London in 55m. [51], In October 2018, the airport announced that it was "exploring how to make best use of its existing runways, including the possibility of bringing its existing standby runway into routine use". [111][112], Situated to the north-west of the airfield near the village of Charlwood, there is a museum including original items and photographs from Gatwick's history, as well as a variety of military aircraft. If you’d like to find out more about what we’re doing to protect our passengers and drivers please see our Covid-19 Travel Guide. Gatwick's success in persuading these airlines to launch (or re-launch) routes to overseas destinations important for business and leisure travel was aided by a lack of comparable slots at Heathrow. [73] Using data sourced from the OAG Schedules Analyser, the following changes in the respective departure seat capacity shares of Gatwick's three biggest airlines occurred from 2010 to 2015: EasyJet's share increased from 26.1% in 2010 to 42.1% in 2015; BA's share dropped from 18.3% in 2010 to 15% in 2015; Norwegian's share rose almost three-fold from less than 3% in 2010 to 8.3% in 2015. -, “We used Blackberry last week while in London both from Heathrow to our hotel and back. A new operating system and shuttle cars (six Bombardier CX-100 vehicles)[166] was installed, and the guideway and transit stations were refurbished at a total cost of £45 million. [18] This left Gatwick without a scheduled US airline for the first time in 35 years. [76][80] It became the airport's largest domestic operator, carrying 1.2 million passengers in its 2011–12 financial year on eight routes to destinations in the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. A daily service is led by one of the chaplains. [42][43][44] It is available to passengers connecting on several major airlines. [155][156] By the early 1970s, 5 million passengers used Gatwick each year, with a record 5.7 million during the 1973–74 fiscal year. Together, they make the busiest airport system in the world by passenger numbers and the second-busiest by aircraft movements. "We used Blackberry last week while in London both from Heathrow to our hotel and back. [nb 6][81] In March 2013, the airline announced that it would end operations at Gatwick, citing unsustainably high airport charges and increases in UK Air Passenger Duty. No need to worry if your plans change. [178], Media related to London Gatwick Airport at Wikimedia Commons The ch-aviation fleets history module shows that Virgin Atlantic operated a total of thirteen B747-400s. Scheduled air services from the new terminal began the following year. Gatwick Airport travel guide from Wikivoyage, "Gatwick" redirects here. Amy was most kind and the driver was so courteous my drive to London City Airport was a breeze.” –. [77][78] By mid-2012, EasyJet had 45% of Gatwick's early-morning peak time slots (6 am to 8:55 am). [85][86], The EU–US Open Skies Agreement, which became effective on 30 March 2008, led a number of airlines to downsize their transatlantic operations at Gatwick in favour of Heathrow. An earlier transit system, that opened in 1983 to link the main terminal (now the South Terminal) to the (then new) circular satellite pier, was the UK's first automated people-moving system. However EasyJet chose not to operate to Guernsey that Flybe was already running so Aurigny decided to buy a Embraer E195 to operate from Gatwick to Guernsey to help the London operations for the Bailiwick to keep operating", "EasyJet works the Gatwick slot machine as Flybe cashes out: Flybe has less than half the average number of passengers per ATM at Gatwick – Seats per ATM at London Gatwick", "Gatwick welcomes funding deal for Cornwall to London air link (> Media Centre > News)", "Flybe transfers Newquay route to London Heathrow", "TTG Digital – Continental severs last Gatwick link", "Small decline in passenger numbers at Gatwick in January", "Gatwick goes after the business traveller (> News)", https://corporate.virginatlantic.com/gb/en/media/press-releases/Our-post-Covid19-future.html, "Modern Airport – Features of Gatwick, London's Latest Terminal: Rational Building Layout: Ground and Air Traffic Control: Ancillary Services", "Modern Airport – Features of Gatwick, ...", MEPC lands BT Workstyle pre-let at aerodrome, "BAH is moving ... to Aberdeen, Rotary Briefs, Business Aviation", "British Caledonian – A Tribute: The Crewroom Notices", "Air Commerce ..., Up to date with Caledonian", "World Airline Directory, British Atlantic Airways", "Gatwick introduces COVID-19 protective measures with guidance for passengers and staff to protect each other - as it prepares to reopen its North Terminal to accommodate more flights", "Major opens Gatwick North Terminal extension", "Airlines to operate out of single terminals at London Gatwick (> Media centre > Press releases)", "Gatwick moves airline reshuffle to early 2017 (> News)", "Some airlines have moved (> At the airport > Flying in > Some airlines are moving)", "Aegean Airlines reveals 33 routes for summer 2021", https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/263206/1997-british-airways-long-haul-network/, https://www.britishairways.com/travel/schedules/public/en_gb, "China Airlines extends Taipei – London Heathrow service to March 2021", "Cheap Flights - Flight Tickets - Corendon Airlines", https://travelweekly.co.uk/articles/396023/easyjet-unveils-gatwick-services-to-scotland-spain-and-sardinia, "FLYONE | Bilete de avion ieftine din Chisinau", norwegian.com - Flights from London-Gatwick, "TUI to move Orlando flights to new airport further away from the theme parks", https://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/396629/wizz-air-uk-adds-six-holiday-routes-for-summer-2021, "Gatwick sets new global passenger record for a single runway airport, underlining expansion case", "Norwegian strengthens London Gatwick & Singapore Changi LCC hub position: long haul low cost Part 2 – Gatwick and Changi are both major LCC hubs", The Future of BAA: Fourth Report of Session 2007–08, "Now, Mumbai world's busiest airport with only one runway", "Aircraft and passenger traffic data from UK airports", "Gatwick's busiest ever December closes record-breaking year as 45.6m passengers travel through in 2017", "Q4 Passenger Figures: Record-breaking start to 2019 at Gatwick", "Travelling with contactless and Oyster between Gatwick Airport and London : Southern", "Gatwick and Surrey stations to accept Oyster cards and contactless payments", "Bombardier Signs 32 Million Euro Contract for Automated People Mover System at London Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom ; New APM Will Replace Existing Inter-Terminal Transit System Previously Supplied by Bombardier", "Press release 2010 – London Gatwick – we have lift on! Gatwick was one of the world's first airports with an enclosed pier-based terminal, which allowed passengers to walk under cover to waiting areas near the aircraft (with only a short walk outdoors). [64], It was confirmed in January 2015 that British Airways would move all its flights to the South Terminal in November 2016 while all EasyJet flights will be consolidated in the North Terminal at the same time. From family rooms to wheelchair accessible guest rooms with mobility features, there’s something for everyone. We got off our ship and the driver and car were there. The M23 connects with London's orbital motorway, the M25, 9 miles (14 km) north; this provides access to much of Greater London, the South East and beyond, and the M23 is the main route for traffic to the airport. Cargo volume increased by 7.2% to 27,390 metric tonnes, which was driven by a 7.5% increase in overall long-haul passenger traffic. A monorail service runs between the two. Gatwick believes that these terminal moves improve the airport's operational efficiency and resilience, as the use of different terminals by EasyJet and British Airways reduces pressure on the North Terminal's check-in, security, boarding and ramp areas at peak times. Blackberry Cars specialises in providing a competitively priced, professional and reliable mini cab service to and from London’s major airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. There's dedicated short-stay parking within easy walking distance of each terminal, while the long-stay car parks are a shuttle bus ride away. This would complement or replace the South Terminal, depending on expected future traffic. London Heathrow Airport, LHR About 15 mi W of London; London Gatwick Airport, LGW About 25 mi S of London; London City Airport, LCY About 8 mi E of London; London Stansted Airport, STN About 30 mi NNE of London; London Luton Airport, LTN About 27 mi NNW of London; London Southend Airport, SEN About 36 mi E of London; Other cities near London Amy was most kind and the driver was so courteous my drive to London City Airport was a breeze." A number of full-service airlines have established or resumed operations at the airport, including Air China, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, and WestJet. The northern runway does not have an ILS; when it is in use, arriving aircraft use a combination of distance measuring equipment and assistance from the approach controller (using surveillance radar) or (where equipped, and subject to operator approval) an RNAV (GNSS) approach (also available for the main runway). [146] By 2016, EasyJet accounted for over 40% of Gatwick's total passengers. Get live times, compare prices & buy cheap train tickets. [174] The DfT will respond to the HS4Air plans in the autumn of 2018. [38] Fastjet has its registered and head offices at Suite 2C in First Point at the airport. A goods-style lift runs between the terminal and ground level (labelled "Lift to Cycle Route"), near Zone L. The airport's North and South Terminals are connected by a 0.75 miles (1.21 km), elevated, two-way automated people mover track. The documentation lists the respective TORA for the northern runway (08L/26R) as 2,565 m in both directions. [90][91], On 5 May 2020, Virgin Atlantic announced it was to cease operations at Gatwick due to the COVID-19 pandemic [92], On 18 August 2020, WizzAir announced a new hub at Gatwick Airport. The transit is ground-side, and besides linking the two terminals also serves to link the North terminal to the airport railway station. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Approximate distance by road: 26 miles / 42km. Although the Gatwick Express to Victoria (operated by Southern) is the best-known service from the station, other companies (including Thameslink and Great Western Railway) also use the station and Southern services Victoria and London Bridge under its own name. [9], In the 1960s, British United Airways (BUA) and Dan-Air were two of the largest British independent[nb 2] airlines at Gatwick, with the former establishing itself as the dominant scheduled operator at the airport as well as providing a significant number of the airport's non-scheduled services and the latter becoming its leading provider of inclusive tour charter services. National Express Coaches operates coaches to Heathrow Airport, Stansted Airport and cities and towns throughout the region and country. [119], A large extension to the terminal was opened by former Prime Minister John Major in November 2011. [94][95][96][97][98] The complex was developed by BAA Lynton. [102][103][104][105] Oxford Bus Company operates direct services to Oxford, and EasyBus operates mini-coaches from both terminals to Earls Court and West Brompton. Both times the driver was there on time and helped load our luggage. The company had a 15-year lease on the building, scheduled to expire in June 2008. Travellers on the main rail line south from London face severe disruption due to an electrical failure. [177] Gatwick disputed the findings. The planned cuts will bring the total workforce of the airport to 1,900; before the start of the pandemic it was 3,300, however, additional 785 jobs were cut earlier in 2020. Continental Airlines was the second transatlantic carrier (after American Airlines)[87] to leave Gatwick after its decision to transfer the seasonal Cleveland service to Heathrow on 3 May 2009. The price you have been quoted is the price you pay, whatever the weather or traffic conditions. [12][13] BA's subsequent decision to de-hub Gatwick provided the space for EasyJet to establish its biggest base at the airport and to become its dominant airline. *as long as your reservation is cancelled at least 3 hours in advance (please see our Terms and Conditions for further details). [114][152] [nb 11] This was also the first time more than half a million scheduled passengers used the airport. The car was roomy and clean. The district is responsible for the entire airport (including aircraft) and, in certain circumstances, aircraft in flight. The Air Ministry approved commercial flights from the site in 1933, and the first terminal, "The Beehive", was built in 1935. [82][83] The latter's share of Gatwick slots increased to 44% in summer 2014; second-placed BA has held about 16% of the airport's slots since 2010. The pier is linked to the North Terminal's main building by the largest air passenger bridge in the world, spanning a taxiway and providing passengers with views of the airport and taxiing aircraft. Gatwick Airport is divided into two terminals, Gatwick North and Gatwick South. The transit shuttle normally consists of two automatic, three-car, driver-less trains. [173], In late 2011, the Department for Transport (DfT) also began a feasibility study for a high-speed rail link between Gatwick and Heathrow as part of a plan combining the airports into a "collective" or "virtual hub", Heathwick. [52] One scenario would see 08L/26R used for departing narrow-body aircraft only, while the longer 08R/26L would be used for wide-body take-offs and all landings; widening 08L/26R would also increase the centreline separation slightly. Although this entails bringing additional investors into the airport, GIP aims to retain management control. This was one of the best arrangements we’ve ever had for a pick up!” –, “Hi, I just want to say that I found this company to be serious. Both have shops and restaurants landside and airside, and all areas are accessible to disabled passengers. [7] It operates as a single-runway airport, using a main runway with a length of 3,316 m (10,879 ft). [nb 14] During that period, British Caledonian accounted for approximately half of all charter passengers and three-fourths of scheduled passengers. In 2018, the six airports handled a total of 177,054,819 passengers. Matches Virgin on Gatwick-US seats: Gatwick still dominates Norwegian's UK operation (Table: London Gatwick Airport: airlines by share of international seats, week of 29-May-2017)", "Heathrow or Gatwick? The North and South Terminals are connected by a 0.75-mile (1.21 km), elevated, two-way automated people mover landside. Exit M23 at J9 for Gatwick. UK,[nb 18] European charter,[nb 19] Irish and European scheduled passenger traffic recorded decreases over the previous year of 8.7%, 5.7%, 1.1% and 0.9% to 3.73 million, 2.88 million, 1.67 million and 29.11 million, respectively. The airport buildings were designed by Yorke Rosenberg Mardall between 1955 and 1988. We specialise in low cost mini cab / taxi transfers to and from Heathrow, Gatwick and all London's airports. On 25 January 2017, the lounge moved to the North Terminal together with the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse as part of the airline moves that saw British Airways and Virgin Atlantic exchange their previous terminal locations and EasyJet consolidated in the North Terminal. Following the takeover of BUA by Caledonian Airways at the beginning of the following decade, the resulting airline, British Caledonian (BCal), became Gatwick's dominant scheduled airline during the 1970s. [59], The airport is a base for scheduled airlines British Airways (BA), EasyJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Wizz Air, and charter operators such as TUI Airways. Gatwick Airport (/ ˈ ɡ æ t w ɪ k /), also known as London Gatwick (IATA: LGW, ICAO: EGKK), is a major international airport near Crawley, West Sussex, England, 29.5 miles (47.5 km) south of Central London. Cargo volume increased by 16.1% to 112,676 metric tonnes. These would see EasyJet consolidate all its Gatwick operations in the North Terminal, while British Airways and Virgin Atlantic would swap their terminals. [124], The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Gatwick Airport:[125], In 2015, Gatwick became the first single-runway airport to handle more than 40 million passengers annually. [19] Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta Air Lines announced its intent to launch service between Gatwick and Logan International Airport in Boston in summer 2020, which would have made it the first US airline to service Gatwick since the withdrawal of the US Airways service in 2013, but the massive global travel downturn placed these plans on indefinite hold. The airport district counters man-portable surface-to-air missiles (MANPADS) by patrolling in and around the airport and a separate sub-unit has vehicle checks around the airport. Take the Gatwick Express or Southern line to Victoria Station, then switch to the Victoria line and get off at Green Park Station. [14], BAA Limited (now Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited) and its predecessors, BAA plc and the British Airports Authority, owned and operated Gatwick from 1 April 1966 to 2 December 2009. Trains would reach speeds of 180 mph (290 km/h), and passengers would need to pass through immigration (or check in) only once. [39], Before the sale, BAA planned an £874 million investment at Gatwick over five years, including increased capacity for both terminals, improvements to transport interchange and a new baggage system for the South Terminal. 15 mins complimentary waiting time for all other pickups. [41], In summer 2013, Gatwick introduced Gatwick Connect, a free flight connection service to assist passengers changing flights at Gatwick whose airlines do not provide a full flight connection service. It is the second-busiest airport by total passenger traffic in the UK, after Heathrow Airport. Very good prices and very professional service. Local Car Hire at Gatwick Airport. [21] In February 2010, GIP sold minority stakes in the airport of 12% and 15% to the South Korean National Pension Service and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) for £100 million and £125 million, respectively. All our drivers are expected to be friendly and courteous, making your journey a pleasure. 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A £7 surcharge applies for this service which includes waiting and car parking. [170], Airport management's proposal for a second runway (south of the existing runway and airport boundary) was unveiled in July 2013. [17] US Airways, Gatwick's last remaining US carrier, ended its service between Gatwick and Charlotte on 30 March 2013. Follow signs for Gatwick North Terminal, at North Terminal r/about enter at Arrivals Road (2nd exit), turn right onto Northway (Drop Off point), hotel is on the right. Heathrow Express between Heathrow and Paddington (15 minutes) London Underground between Paddington and Canning Town (40 minutes, change at Baker Street) [60] As of October 2016, these respectively accounted for 26.6%,[nb 4] 61.3%[nb 4] and 13.1%[nb 5] of Gatwick's seat capacity. They are not connected once past security. 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According to this data, by April 2018 Norwegian had overtaken Virgin Atlantic as Gatwick's number one transatlantic airline by seat capacity, and BA's competitive response to Norwegian's growing commercial threat to its transatlantic business would result in Virgin's relegation to third position among the airport's transatlantic airlines during the 2018 summer timetable period. [171][172] Another proposal would extend the North Terminal south, with a passenger bridge in the area currently occupied by aircraft stands without jet bridges. Travel by train from Brighton to London in 55m. [51], In October 2018, the airport announced that it was "exploring how to make best use of its existing runways, including the possibility of bringing its existing standby runway into routine use". [111][112], Situated to the north-west of the airfield near the village of Charlwood, there is a museum including original items and photographs from Gatwick's history, as well as a variety of military aircraft. If you’d like to find out more about what we’re doing to protect our passengers and drivers please see our Covid-19 Travel Guide. Gatwick's success in persuading these airlines to launch (or re-launch) routes to overseas destinations important for business and leisure travel was aided by a lack of comparable slots at Heathrow. [73] Using data sourced from the OAG Schedules Analyser, the following changes in the respective departure seat capacity shares of Gatwick's three biggest airlines occurred from 2010 to 2015: EasyJet's share increased from 26.1% in 2010 to 42.1% in 2015; BA's share dropped from 18.3% in 2010 to 15% in 2015; Norwegian's share rose almost three-fold from less than 3% in 2010 to 8.3% in 2015. -, “We used Blackberry last week while in London both from Heathrow to our hotel and back. A new operating system and shuttle cars (six Bombardier CX-100 vehicles)[166] was installed, and the guideway and transit stations were refurbished at a total cost of £45 million. [18] This left Gatwick without a scheduled US airline for the first time in 35 years. [76][80] It became the airport's largest domestic operator, carrying 1.2 million passengers in its 2011–12 financial year on eight routes to destinations in the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. A daily service is led by one of the chaplains. [42][43][44] It is available to passengers connecting on several major airlines. [155][156] By the early 1970s, 5 million passengers used Gatwick each year, with a record 5.7 million during the 1973–74 fiscal year. Together, they make the busiest airport system in the world by passenger numbers and the second-busiest by aircraft movements. "We used Blackberry last week while in London both from Heathrow to our hotel and back. [nb 6][81] In March 2013, the airline announced that it would end operations at Gatwick, citing unsustainably high airport charges and increases in UK Air Passenger Duty. No need to worry if your plans change. [178], Media related to London Gatwick Airport at Wikimedia Commons The ch-aviation fleets history module shows that Virgin Atlantic operated a total of thirteen B747-400s. Scheduled air services from the new terminal began the following year. Gatwick Airport travel guide from Wikivoyage, "Gatwick" redirects here. Amy was most kind and the driver was so courteous my drive to London City Airport was a breeze.” –. [77][78] By mid-2012, EasyJet had 45% of Gatwick's early-morning peak time slots (6 am to 8:55 am). [85][86], The EU–US Open Skies Agreement, which became effective on 30 March 2008, led a number of airlines to downsize their transatlantic operations at Gatwick in favour of Heathrow. An earlier transit system, that opened in 1983 to link the main terminal (now the South Terminal) to the (then new) circular satellite pier, was the UK's first automated people-moving system. 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Gatwick was one of the world's first airports with an enclosed pier-based terminal, which allowed passengers to walk under cover to waiting areas near the aircraft (with only a short walk outdoors). [64], It was confirmed in January 2015 that British Airways would move all its flights to the South Terminal in November 2016 while all EasyJet flights will be consolidated in the North Terminal at the same time. From family rooms to wheelchair accessible guest rooms with mobility features, there’s something for everyone. We got off our ship and the driver and car were there. The M23 connects with London's orbital motorway, the M25, 9 miles (14 km) north; this provides access to much of Greater London, the South East and beyond, and the M23 is the main route for traffic to the airport. Cargo volume increased by 7.2% to 27,390 metric tonnes, which was driven by a 7.5% increase in overall long-haul passenger traffic. A monorail service runs between the two. Gatwick believes that these terminal moves improve the airport's operational efficiency and resilience, as the use of different terminals by EasyJet and British Airways reduces pressure on the North Terminal's check-in, security, boarding and ramp areas at peak times. Blackberry Cars specialises in providing a competitively priced, professional and reliable mini cab service to and from London’s major airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. There's dedicated short-stay parking within easy walking distance of each terminal, while the long-stay car parks are a shuttle bus ride away. This would complement or replace the South Terminal, depending on expected future traffic. London Heathrow Airport, LHR About 15 mi W of London; London Gatwick Airport, LGW About 25 mi S of London; London City Airport, LCY About 8 mi E of London; London Stansted Airport, STN About 30 mi NNE of London; London Luton Airport, LTN About 27 mi NNW of London; London Southend Airport, SEN About 36 mi E of London; Other cities near London Amy was most kind and the driver was so courteous my drive to London City Airport was a breeze." A number of full-service airlines have established or resumed operations at the airport, including Air China, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, and WestJet. The northern runway does not have an ILS; when it is in use, arriving aircraft use a combination of distance measuring equipment and assistance from the approach controller (using surveillance radar) or (where equipped, and subject to operator approval) an RNAV (GNSS) approach (also available for the main runway). [146] By 2016, EasyJet accounted for over 40% of Gatwick's total passengers. Get live times, compare prices & buy cheap train tickets. [174] The DfT will respond to the HS4Air plans in the autumn of 2018. [38] Fastjet has its registered and head offices at Suite 2C in First Point at the airport. A goods-style lift runs between the terminal and ground level (labelled "Lift to Cycle Route"), near Zone L. The airport's North and South Terminals are connected by a 0.75 miles (1.21 km), elevated, two-way automated people mover track. The documentation lists the respective TORA for the northern runway (08L/26R) as 2,565 m in both directions. [90][91], On 5 May 2020, Virgin Atlantic announced it was to cease operations at Gatwick due to the COVID-19 pandemic [92], On 18 August 2020, WizzAir announced a new hub at Gatwick Airport. The transit is ground-side, and besides linking the two terminals also serves to link the North terminal to the airport railway station. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Approximate distance by road: 26 miles / 42km. Although the Gatwick Express to Victoria (operated by Southern) is the best-known service from the station, other companies (including Thameslink and Great Western Railway) also use the station and Southern services Victoria and London Bridge under its own name. [9], In the 1960s, British United Airways (BUA) and Dan-Air were two of the largest British independent[nb 2] airlines at Gatwick, with the former establishing itself as the dominant scheduled operator at the airport as well as providing a significant number of the airport's non-scheduled services and the latter becoming its leading provider of inclusive tour charter services. National Express Coaches operates coaches to Heathrow Airport, Stansted Airport and cities and towns throughout the region and country. [119], A large extension to the terminal was opened by former Prime Minister John Major in November 2011. [94][95][96][97][98] The complex was developed by BAA Lynton. [102][103][104][105] Oxford Bus Company operates direct services to Oxford, and EasyBus operates mini-coaches from both terminals to Earls Court and West Brompton. Both times the driver was there on time and helped load our luggage. The company had a 15-year lease on the building, scheduled to expire in June 2008. Travellers on the main rail line south from London face severe disruption due to an electrical failure. [177] Gatwick disputed the findings. The planned cuts will bring the total workforce of the airport to 1,900; before the start of the pandemic it was 3,300, however, additional 785 jobs were cut earlier in 2020. Continental Airlines was the second transatlantic carrier (after American Airlines)[87] to leave Gatwick after its decision to transfer the seasonal Cleveland service to Heathrow on 3 May 2009. The price you have been quoted is the price you pay, whatever the weather or traffic conditions. [12][13] BA's subsequent decision to de-hub Gatwick provided the space for EasyJet to establish its biggest base at the airport and to become its dominant airline. *as long as your reservation is cancelled at least 3 hours in advance (please see our Terms and Conditions for further details). [114][152] [nb 11] This was also the first time more than half a million scheduled passengers used the airport. The car was roomy and clean. The district is responsible for the entire airport (including aircraft) and, in certain circumstances, aircraft in flight. The Air Ministry approved commercial flights from the site in 1933, and the first terminal, "The Beehive", was built in 1935. [82][83] The latter's share of Gatwick slots increased to 44% in summer 2014; second-placed BA has held about 16% of the airport's slots since 2010. The pier is linked to the North Terminal's main building by the largest air passenger bridge in the world, spanning a taxiway and providing passengers with views of the airport and taxiing aircraft. Gatwick Airport is divided into two terminals, Gatwick North and Gatwick South. The transit shuttle normally consists of two automatic, three-car, driver-less trains. [173], In late 2011, the Department for Transport (DfT) also began a feasibility study for a high-speed rail link between Gatwick and Heathrow as part of a plan combining the airports into a "collective" or "virtual hub", Heathwick. [52] One scenario would see 08L/26R used for departing narrow-body aircraft only, while the longer 08R/26L would be used for wide-body take-offs and all landings; widening 08L/26R would also increase the centreline separation slightly. Although this entails bringing additional investors into the airport, GIP aims to retain management control. This was one of the best arrangements we’ve ever had for a pick up!” –, “Hi, I just want to say that I found this company to be serious. Both have shops and restaurants landside and airside, and all areas are accessible to disabled passengers. [7] It operates as a single-runway airport, using a main runway with a length of 3,316 m (10,879 ft). [nb 14] During that period, British Caledonian accounted for approximately half of all charter passengers and three-fourths of scheduled passengers. In 2018, the six airports handled a total of 177,054,819 passengers. Matches Virgin on Gatwick-US seats: Gatwick still dominates Norwegian's UK operation (Table: London Gatwick Airport: airlines by share of international seats, week of 29-May-2017)", "Heathrow or Gatwick? The North and South Terminals are connected by a 0.75-mile (1.21 km), elevated, two-way automated people mover landside. Exit M23 at J9 for Gatwick. UK,[nb 18] European charter,[nb 19] Irish and European scheduled passenger traffic recorded decreases over the previous year of 8.7%, 5.7%, 1.1% and 0.9% to 3.73 million, 2.88 million, 1.67 million and 29.11 million, respectively. The airport buildings were designed by Yorke Rosenberg Mardall between 1955 and 1988. We specialise in low cost mini cab / taxi transfers to and from Heathrow, Gatwick and all London's airports. On 25 January 2017, the lounge moved to the North Terminal together with the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse as part of the airline moves that saw British Airways and Virgin Atlantic exchange their previous terminal locations and EasyJet consolidated in the North Terminal. Following the takeover of BUA by Caledonian Airways at the beginning of the following decade, the resulting airline, British Caledonian (BCal), became Gatwick's dominant scheduled airline during the 1970s. [59], The airport is a base for scheduled airlines British Airways (BA), EasyJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Wizz Air, and charter operators such as TUI Airways. Gatwick Airport (/ ˈ ɡ æ t w ɪ k /), also known as London Gatwick (IATA: LGW, ICAO: EGKK), is a major international airport near Crawley, West Sussex, England, 29.5 miles (47.5 km) south of Central London. Cargo volume increased by 16.1% to 112,676 metric tonnes. These would see EasyJet consolidate all its Gatwick operations in the North Terminal, while British Airways and Virgin Atlantic would swap their terminals. [124], The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights to and from Gatwick Airport:[125], In 2015, Gatwick became the first single-runway airport to handle more than 40 million passengers annually. [19] Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta Air Lines announced its intent to launch service between Gatwick and Logan International Airport in Boston in summer 2020, which would have made it the first US airline to service Gatwick since the withdrawal of the US Airways service in 2013, but the massive global travel downturn placed these plans on indefinite hold. The airport district counters man-portable surface-to-air missiles (MANPADS) by patrolling in and around the airport and a separate sub-unit has vehicle checks around the airport. Take the Gatwick Express or Southern line to Victoria Station, then switch to the Victoria line and get off at Green Park Station. [14], BAA Limited (now Heathrow Airport Holdings Limited) and its predecessors, BAA plc and the British Airports Authority, owned and operated Gatwick from 1 April 1966 to 2 December 2009. Trains would reach speeds of 180 mph (290 km/h), and passengers would need to pass through immigration (or check in) only once. [39], Before the sale, BAA planned an £874 million investment at Gatwick over five years, including increased capacity for both terminals, improvements to transport interchange and a new baggage system for the South Terminal. 15 mins complimentary waiting time for all other pickups. [41], In summer 2013, Gatwick introduced Gatwick Connect, a free flight connection service to assist passengers changing flights at Gatwick whose airlines do not provide a full flight connection service. It is the second-busiest airport by total passenger traffic in the UK, after Heathrow Airport. Very good prices and very professional service. Local Car Hire at Gatwick Airport. [21] In February 2010, GIP sold minority stakes in the airport of 12% and 15% to the South Korean National Pension Service and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) for £100 million and £125 million, respectively. All our drivers are expected to be friendly and courteous, making your journey a pleasure. 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