About London 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 Standars Triple Certification in 2016
- Investors in People, Gold Standard in 2016
- Best UK Airport by theBusiness Travel Awards in 2014
- Airport of the year at National Transport Awards in 2013.