Gatwick Airport

With 50 years of efficient travel under its belt, London’s Gatwick Airport continues to be the busiest single runway airport in the world. Gatwick Airport serves up to 35 million passengers through the 90 airlines it runs out of its gates. With so many airlines out of this location, this airport also acts as the departure point for many charters and flights to secondary destinations. Gatwick’s main airlines include British Airways and Easyjet, equating for 25% of its operations.

Owned and operated by BAA, the leading owner of UK airports, this international travel centre lays 3 miles north of Crawley, West Sussex and 28 miles south of London, providing easy and convenient travel into London.

Passengers can enter and leave Gatwick with a number of transportation options, including London’s M23 motorway, the Gatwick rail station, or national express coaches which all offer very satisfactory travel options for patrons seeking easy connections to air travel. Taxis, coaches and car rentals are all available within Gatwick’s terminals, giving travellers several options for other modes of travel.

Gatwick’s two terminals offer a slew of accommodations for travellers from its shops, restaurants, baby changing services, disabled passenger services, business lounges and even a multi faith prayer centre and counselling room.

In late 2009, Virgin Atlantic has unveiled a new Clubhouse at Gatwick featuring a luxurious Cowshed Spa. The new Clubhouse, which is over 795 square metres in total, has re-opened after a complete refurbishment. More information here.

Though Gatwick now offers adequate resources for all travellers there has been a proposal in the works to expand the airport’s resources. BAA plans to invest £874 million throughout the next five years with the intent to increase capacity for both terminals, improve the transport interchange and include a new baggage system for the South Terminal.

Gatwick destinations include a range of domestic destinations as diverse as Glasgow and Jersey, European scheduled destinations such as Paris and Naples, long haul to destinations in the United States, and charter fights for Spain and the Greek Islands, and exotic holiday destinations such as the Red Sea and Hawaii.

Gatwick Airport Practical Information

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Official Gatwick Airport Website