Gatwick Airport* delivers mid-year results in line with expectations as it continues to compete to attract new airlines and routes, invest in new facilities, and deliver an excellent service to passengers.
- Milestone reached 10 years ahead of flawed Airports Commission forecast
In the first poll since the final Airports Commission recommendation, support for Gatwick expansion among Londoners is ten points higher (44%) than for Heathrow, according to a YouGov poll where eight out of ten (79%) said air quality is importan
- ‘The decision is now about which scheme is lawful to build and operate’
- Government must clarify how legal air quality limits should be assessed
- £36 million investment creates new state-of-the-art check-in floor
- New time-lapse film released to illustrate the speed of the transformation
- Phase One opened in October with the final phase due to open next year
- Gatwick’s airport charges among Europe’s lowest, Heathrow’s among world’s highest
- 'Unlikely Heathrow would be chosen’ if decision by commercial company
Christopher Clarke, the former Chair of the Competition Commission's enquiry which ordered the breakup of the BAA monopoloy, writes about why competition has been good for the airports market and why granting Heathrow a third runway risks cur
Responding to statements by the Chair of the Airports Commission Sir Howard Davies that “limited weight” should be placed on air quality as an obstacle to expansion, Gatwick’s Chairman Sir Roy McNulty has written to the Transport Secretary to set
- Reports by Deloitte and Oxera identify serious concerns with economic analysis in the Airports Commission report
In an article in Prospect magazine this week, Economist John Kay writes that the Airports Commission model was ‘flawed’ and overstated the case for Heathrow; Kay concludes that a second runway at Gatwick appe
- Transport Minister confirms airports must pay for road and rail improvements
- This adds £6 billion to the price tag for Heathrow expansion
- Gatwick has already committed to paying for any improvements needed
Five years ago today, competition was introduced into the UK airports market for the first time as the Competition Commission decision to break up the British Airports Authority (BAA) monopoly was confirmed.
Gatwick’s expansion will connect the UK to the rest of the globe while encouraging the growth of direct international flights to and from the Northern Powerhouse – this generates competition and promotes a stronger system of airports across the U
• 4 million passengers travel through the airport in September, +6% on previous year
• Gatwick achieves 31 consecutive months of growth with 39.7 million passengers passing through in the last year.
- Gatwick expansion delivers larger market share for Scotland
- Heathrow project demands £5.7bn of public subsidy