About Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport, also known as London Gatwick, is conveniently situated just a few miles north of Crawley in West Sussex, UK. Considered London's second largest international airport, Gatwick is an efficient single-runway airport that in 2016, transported 43.1 million passengers to more destinations cross the world than any other UK airport. (2017 statistic)
Gatwick Airport has two terminals - North and South - and takes pride in its partnership with easyJet, an airline that flies approximately 37% of the total number of passengers at Gatwick. EasyJet's most important base is at Gatwick Airport, whilst the second largest carrier is British Airways, accounting for nearly 14% of passenger traffic.
In operation for over 80 years, London Gatwick Airport grew from just a small enthusiast flying club to UK's second largest international airport. Gatwick has always been ahead of its time. The first innovation was a direct link for passengers between the airport and the nearby rail station; twenty years later its second innovation was to build a covered pier from the terminal to aircraft stands, which became a standard feature of airport design.
London Gatwick Airport has received many awards over the years. Most recently these included;
- Carbon Trust Standards Triple Certification in 2016
- Investors in People, Gold Standard in 2016
- Best UK Airport by the Business Travel Awards in 2014
- Airport of the year at National Transport Awards in 2013.
Gatwick Airport also has a range of airport lounges that you can choose from. These range from the prestigious No1 Lounge to the more affordable “My Lounge”. Whichever you choose, you’ll definitely be refreshed for your flight.