Other major reasons to serve this airport
- London Gatwick is already a Top 10 International Airport and its new owners are determined that Gatwick should become an even more important player in global aviation. It currently serves 15 million scheduled passengers, as well as charter and leading European low-cost carriers.
- London Gatwick passengers have the advantage of direct links into the heart of London’s West-End and also unique access to the City of London’s financial district.
- Gatwick, located on the outskirts of Greater London, has access to the 7 million-strong population of London, as well as access to a regional population of 8 million prosperous consumers. Gatwick already serves the rest of the UK through domestic flight links and long-haul services.
Marketing and other support
London Gatwick Airport would be happy to talk to any carrier about a potential new route start up. Based on the merits of the individual route and its potential growth, Gatwick Airport may offer appropriate marketing support to strengthen the promotion of the route and help ensure its success.
See also the airport’s dedicated airline microsite
Gatwick’s catchment area attracts the 7 million population of London – Europe’s most prosperous and economically powerful city as well as commanding its own catchment of the South East of England – the UK’s most affluent area. There are also dozens of London commuter towns and major cities within 30-60 minutes by fast road or rail.
Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors
London Gatwick handles around 75,000 tonnes of air freight and plays a pivotal role in the UK’s participation in the global economy. The airport maintains comprehensive trucking to UK and European destinations and competitive cargo handling/storage by leading names including Servisair and British Airways. There is also a modern Animal Handling Unit.
Infrastructure & Operations
London Gatwick is the world’s most efficient single runway airport. Two terminals currently handle 35 million passengers a year, but it has capacity to handle 40 million. A five-year $1.6billion investment programme will further transform the infrastructure offered to both passengers and airlines.
- Total passengers: 33.5 million passengers (2011)
- UK + Channel Islands: 11%
- Ireland: 4%
- Europe (EU): 54%
- Europe (non-EU): 10%
- North Atlantic: 12%
- Other long haul: 9%
- Freight: 104,032 tonnes (2010)
- Air transport movements: 233,553 (2010)
- Largest carrier: easyJet
- Airport charges – Just see how the London Gatwick charges compare with others in Europe:
Conditions of Use Including Airport Charges