About London Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport is London's second largest airport and is the busiest single runway airport in the world. It is the second largest airport in the UK and the sixth busiest airport in the world.
- Gatwick, London, UK
- Ivy Bidco Limited, managed by Global Infrastructure Management, LLC, part of Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP)
- +44 (0)870 000 2468
- Time Zone
- IATA Code
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- 051°08'53"N 000°11'25"W
Gatwick Airport consists of two terminals North Terminal & South Terminal. Over 70 different airlines use Gatwick serving around 200 destinations around the world. On a busy day in the summer Gatwick handles over 800 plane movements.
Formerly known as 'THE' airport for holidays and charter flights it has over the years become less dependant on charter flights and established itself as a major international hub for scheduled services which now account for over a quarter of Gatwick's passengers – set to grow to over 40 million passengers a year by 2008.
Facilities for both terminals are very good with countless shops, restaurants and bars. Further investment of £100 million into the airport is currently underway. It's major problem with any further expansion is that it has only one runway, albeit another emergency runway built in 1985 may come into play in the future.
Gatwick Airport provides direct employment for approximately 28,000 people and there are over 300 companies associated with the airport.
Gatwick is only 28 miles to Central London and is well connected by road and rail.
Gatwick Airport Awards
2001 – Gatwick Airport won 'Top UK Airport' award by Travel Bulletin
2003 – Gatwick Airport was voted 'Best UK Airport' by approx. 900 travel agents and tour operators in the 2003 Travel Awards.