Gatwick Airport Latest News

Published: 04 Oct 2019

We’d like to continue to share our “Latest News” highlights.  As usual, there is plenty more news in the full list of our press releases, which can be found on our media centre.

Passengers and Community

  • Gatwick Airport is opening its doors to invite local food producers to its very first ‘Meet the Local Producer’ event. The event will play host to over 40 local food and beverage producers with buyers across the region from shops, restaurants and hotels, including those at Gatwick, attending.

With an abundance of quality unique food and beverage in the region the airport is keen to give producers in its locality the opportunity to network with businesses interested in purchasing their goods.  More…

  • A new independent panel – made up of experts in the travel needs of disabled passengers and people with reduced mobility - will help to shape Gatwick’s accessibility strategy and improve services for disabled passengers, the airport announced today. More…
  • Gatwick provided an exclusive insight into engineering at the airport – on 19th September – in an event designed to encourage both mothers and daughters to work in the industry.  More…
  • Gatwick’s popular Learn Live broadcasts have resumed  – with a live Q&A with the airport’s biodiversity experts - and every local school was invited to ‘tune in’.

The online broadcasts are designed to encourage local children to take Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects by demonstrating their relevance to a wide range of careers at the airport.  More…

  • London Gatwick has become a Founder Patron of Croydon’s newly-opened Legacy Youth Zone – a £6.5 million state-of-the-art facility built especially for young people living in the local community.
    Gatwick’s community programme includes a strong focus on inspiring and investing in young people, with projects ongoing across the counties which surround the airport. This new partnership will see the airport donate £25,000 to Legacy per year for the next three years.  More…
  • Gatwick Airport gave local residents an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek into a wide variety of airport operations for free at the Gatwick Fun Day on 14th September.
    The family-focussed event took place at the Gatwick Aviation Museum with over 40 exhibitors, including refreshments and interactive displays.  More…

Business

  • Gatwick published its new 5 year capital investment programme (CIP).  This £1.11 billion investment puts passengers at the heart of Gatwick’s future plans with innovation and technology to play an even greater role in journeys. New initiatives include robotic parking and automated boarding technology, which will speed up boarding and give passengers more choice about how they spend their time. More…

Noise and Airspace

On the 17September, Gatwick launched the 2nd phase of a £1 million upgrade program to replace its Noise and Track Keeping system. The cornerstone of this deployment is a dedicated airspace and noise information portal, available on our airspace and noise website, which itself has also been updated to make it easier to navigate.

The new portal provides information on our airport operation with supporting videos and information packs that explain specific aspects. Performance dashboards focusing on operations, noise and complaints allow for trends to be analysed whilst flight track mapping shows the variation in how aircraft operate to and from Gatwick.

Over the coming weeks Gatwick will update its complaint submission systems to, in addition to the current submission methods, provide a user account function. Once an account has been created, users will be able to view the complaints sent alongside letters and supporting information received in response.  This capability will provide complete transparency in the complaints handling process.

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