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  • Donations of £100,000 to be awarded to Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Foundations
  • Funds to be allocated to local non-profit organisations including charities, social enterprises, community groups and voluntary organisations
  • Gatwick employees to also offer their support and expertise


  • Over 5,000 people attended the push/run and festival
  • Gatwick aiming to become one of the world’s most accessible airports
  • First of its kind initiatives such as the hidden disability lanyard helping to make journeys easier


  • Busiest-ever August as 4.8 million passengers travel through the airport
  • Record traffic and long-haul growth prove Airports Commission data flawed
  • Gatwick passes 42 million annual passengers - a milestone the Commission said wouldn’t be reached until 2030


  • Gatwick to be first airport in the World to dispose of Category 1 waste on site and turn it into energy
  • Energy generated from waste will power the new plant and heat the North Terminal
  • Airport to hit 85% recycling rate – the best of any UK airport 



  • Gatwick serves 42 million passengers annually for the first time ever - setting a new record for passengers travelling on a single runway
  • Busiest-ever August at Gatwick as 4.8 million passengers travelled through the airport, +5.7% on last year, as long-haul routes grow 25% on August 2015
  • Gatwick Chief Financial Officer Nick Dunn, said: “Politically, economically and environmentally, the case for Gatwick expansion has never been stronger. Momentum is with Gatwick as business leaders and politicians continue to unite behind Gatwick, post - referendum Britain needs certainty – a straightforward scheme which can be promptly delivered and that’s Gatwick.”


  • Cathay Pacific‘s four-times-a-week service to boost business links with China and the wider Far East
  • New Cathay Pacific service cements Gatwick’s place in the premier league of airports offering 50+ long haul routes across the globe
  • Gatwick now connects UK to three Chinese cities, including only direct flights to Chongqing – the commercial capital of South West China



• Gatwick Airport will welcome retailer Next to the South Terminal, this September
• 1850 sq ft store will be Next’s largest in an airport and will stock a summer holiday clothing range, all year round
• The opening is in response to passenger demand for the store at the airport


  • A deliverable new runway more important than ever for the UK economy
  • Leaders of 11 London councils urge the Prime Minister to expand Gatwick
  • Unlike Heathrow, Gatwick expansion does not need £5 billion of taxpayer funding 


  • Former London and Transport Ministers join Gatwick Growth Board
  • New board will study economic benefits and effect of growth and expansion in the context of Brexit 
  • Work to take place over 24 months, first study to start in September



  • Gatwick achieves busiest-ever month in its 80 year history as long-haul routes continue their impressive growth, +23% on July 2015
  • Gatwick also records strong cargo growth illustrating the airport’s growing export role for Britain
  • To celebrate this landmark month in Gatwick’s history, a stunning collection of new Gatwick aerial imagery is today released by acclaimed New York photographer Jeffrey Milstein providing a brand new aerial perspective on Gatwick

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