London Gatwick contributes £5.5 billion to UK economy in 2023 and supports landmark delegation to attract investment into the region Airport also supports 76,000 jobs – with residents in the local area benefitting most. Delegation to showcase the region at leading inward investment event for the first time. Event will be attended by senior investment decision makers from across the globe. Share on: London Gatwick generated £5.5 billion for the UK economy and supported over 76,000 jobs in 2023 –levels close to those pre-pandemic1, according to new research by leading economists Oxera. The majority of this vital economic activity 2 took place in six local authority areas across the South East – West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey, Kent...
London Gatwick opens applications for prestigious engineering apprenticeship programme to mark National Apprenticeship Week London Gatwick is recruiting for four new engineering apprentices to start in August The airport has successfully supported more than 300 apprentices qualify as engineers National Apprenticeship Week saw London Gatwick host events with local schools, colleges and training providers London Gatwick has launched its prestigious engineering apprenticeship programme for 2024, with applications open from today, following a successful National Apprenticeship Week.   Now in its 47th year, London Gatwick’s apprenticeship programme has seen more than 300 people graduate since 1977. Applications are now open this...
London Gatwick announces project to phase in state-of-the-art security scanners with Smiths Detection London Gatwick has announced a partnership to roll out new scanning equipment at security, supplied by Smiths Detection The security process will be transformed for passengers once the new scanners are fully phased in across the airport State-of-the-art technology will detect potential threats in baggage without the need to remove electrical items and liquids London Gatwick has announced a partnership with leader in threat detection and security screening technologies, Smiths Detection, to supply state of the art scanners across the airport. The new scanners will quickly identify potential threats in cabin baggage providing...
Three biggest Chinese airlines to serve London Gatwick this winter as China Southern launches Zhengzhou flights China Southern began operating twice-weekly flights between London Gatwick and Zhengzhou this week It is the only direct service between London and Zhengzhou – capital of Henan province London Gatwick is also served by Air China and China Eastern Passengers across London and the South East can now benefit from services operated by the three largest airlines in China, as China Southern joins Air China and China Eastern at London Gatwick. The airline – China’s largest – began operating from London Gatwick on Tuesday (12 December), with twice-weekly flights to Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport, on Boeing 787-8 aircraft...
London Gatwick grows food and beverage offer as airport announces newest openings Black Sheep Coffee and Krispy Kreme will be opening stores at London Gatwick before Christmas Giraffe World Kitchen will be extending its South Terminal restaurant and serving breakfast, brunch and world plates in new-look menu Brewdog will also open in the North Terminal in December, while Greggs, The Breakfast Club and Vagabond Bar & Kitchen opened earlier this year London Gatwick is set to welcome its first Black Sheep Coffee and Krispy Kreme stores before Christmas, with new outlets opening across the airport’s North and South Terminals.  In line with the airport’s new vision – To be the airport for everyone, whatever your journey – the new...
London Gatwick could support more than 35,000 new jobs through imports Imports could double at London Gatwick by 2038 if the airport’s Northern Runway is brought into routine use, alongside its Main Runway Increased imports could generate 35,000 new jobs across the UK and add £2bn to the national economy London Gatwick has submitted a planning application to bring the airport’s existing Northern Runway into regular use towards the end of the decade  London Gatwick could support more than 35,000 additional jobs across the UK, through the doubling of imports, if its Northern Runway plans are approved. The airport is proposing to bring its existing Northern Runway into regular use alongside its Main Runway – plans which would...
London Gatwick temporarily limits flight numbers to provide certainty to passengers following recent air traffic control issues London Gatwick has today implemented a temporary limit on daily flight movements to prevent delays and last-minute cancellations for passengers. The decision was made alongside NATS, who run the London Gatwick air traffic control tower, and means the airport will be limited to 800 flights a day. This means both departure and arrival flights. The restrictions start today and will remain in place until Sunday, 1 October. The daily cap will prevent last-minute cancellations and delays for passengers while NATS work through challenges driven by sickness and staffing constraints. Passengers are advised to...
London Gatwick relaunches graduate programme as 2023 cohort begin roles London Gatwick has relaunched its successful graduate programme, with seven new graduates starting this week Six apprentices also began their careers at London Gatwick, across Engineering, IT and Cyber Security Gatwick will offer 12 places on its 2024 graduate programme, with applications opening next month Seven university graduates have started their London Gatwick careers this week, as the airport relaunched its graduate programme following a pause during the Covid-19 pandemic. Five female and two male graduates were offered places on the scheme, from a pool of more than 1,500 applicants. They will be working across seven different departments, including...
Participate in the examination of London Gatwick’s growth plans From today, members of the public can submit their views on the airport’s plans to bring its existing Northern Runway into routine use, alongside its Main Runway The Planning Inspectorate must receive ‘Relevant Representations’ no later than 23:59 on 29 October 2023. Airport’s plans will create 14,000 new jobs and inject £1 billion into region’s economy every year. London Gatwick’s application to bring its Northern Runway into routine use, alongside its Main Runway, was accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate on 03 August 2023. From today, members of the public, including local residents and other stakeholders, have until 23:59 on 29 October 2023 to...

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