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  • Alliance creating enough renewable electricity demand to power Holland each year
  • Gatwick already purchasing 100% renewable electricity and is one of three new RE100 members announced during the World Economic Forum in Davos
  • Gatwick’s environmental footprint is the same or better today than in the early 1990s despite passenger numbers doubling


  • Regional FIRST® LEGO® League Tournament hosted at airport for third consecutive year
  • Students from eight schools across Sussex and Surrey took part
  • Gatwick continues to support national drive to excite young people about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)


  • Gatwick announces two year partnership with the event for 2017/18
  • Entry fee waived for Mini Mile race with participants instead invited to make donation to race sponsor, Cancer Research UK


  • New Chief Planning Officer to review Gatwick’s Masterplan and help deliver airport’s £1.2 billion investment programme
  • Previous experience includes EDF Energy and BAA
  • Gatwick’s second runway director to retire, but remains as advisor


  • Gatwick to sponsor both Crawley STEMfest and Big Bang Fair South East
  • Part of airport’s strategy to help boost local employment opportunities and skills development
  • Fairs expected to attract thousands of students and teachers from across the region


  • Gatwick to support almost 100,000 jobs - with its existing single runway - and contribute more than 0.3% of UK GDP
  • An additional 131,000 jobs in tourism industry also facilitated by the airport


  • Gatwick Airport has increased its lead as the World’s most efficient single-runway airport: 43 million passengers travel annually through the airport
  • 3.1 million passengers travelled through the airport in December, +15% on the same month last year
  • Long-haul growth +26.8% driving a cargo increase of +13.3%


  • easyJet to move to the North Terminal from 24 January
  • British Airways and Virgin Atlantic switch terminals from 25 January
  • The transition has been planned for two years – Gatwick is ready


  • New Head of Airline Relations Stephen King is responsible for developing Gatwick’s existing airline relationships to their full potential and growing the airport’s carrier base – the airport already flies to 200 destinations in 80 countries
  • Previous experience at Virgin Atlantic heading up the airline’s Asia Pacific team based in Hong Kong and also General Manager India
  • Announcement of Stephen’s appointment follows record November passenger figures. 2.8 million passengers travelled through the airport in November, +7.3% on the same month last year


Today Warwick Davis, the much loved icon of the Star Wars franchise, was at World Duty Free, in Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal to celebrate the release of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’, the epic adventure from Lucasfilm which has already become the UK’s biggest opening of 2016.

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