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04/05/2016

  • Only Gatwick can deliver the economic benefits airport expansion would bring without the dramatic and unacceptable impacts on noise and air quality
  • Gatwick expansion would deliver an equal number of short haul and long haul routes and bring about greater net economic benefits

03/05/2016

  • Gatwick achieves highest absolute reduction in CO2 emissions in the transportation sector for 2014 and 2015
  • Gatwick one of only two UK airports to be awarded triple certification to Carbon Trust Standard for reducing carbon emissions and water use, and improving waste management
  • Demonstrates  strong platform in place for Gatwick’s new “Carbon Tsar” to meet ambition of becoming UK’s leading low carbon airport by 2025 - the year a new runway could open

27/04/2016

  • Majority of residents around Gatwick, and throughout both West Sussex and Kent continue to favour a second runway at Gatwick
  • Job creation the issue most associated with second Gatwick runway
  • Gatwick expansion also seen as best for local regeneration, cost to taxpayer, competition, quality of life for local communities; and speed and certainty it can be delivered

22/04/2016

  • Vital connections from Gatwick to two of China’s major economic centres
  • First direct UK flights to Chongqing - Southwest China’s commercial capital
  • Tianjin Airlines boasts onward connections to over 100 Chinese cities
  • New routes add to Gatwick’s growing network of over 50 long haul destinations

13/04/2016

  • Overwhelming support for Gatwick expansion from London councillors
  • London residents continue to choose Gatwick over Heathrow
  • Concerns over noise and air quality the key issues

11/04/2016

  • 3.1 million passengers travelled through Gatwick in March, +5.8% year on year, marking three years of consecutive month on month growth
  • Norwegian’s Boston route kicks off Gatwick’s summer of long-haul with 20 new routes including Hong Kong, Cape Town, Vancouver, Lima and Costa Rica
  • Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said: “Three years of consecutive month on month growth shows Gatwick continues to provide what our passengers want - more choice and better value to a greater range of destinations….An expanded Gatwick would build on this momentum and deliver yet more competition and choice for passengers - only last month Norwegian pledged 50 Dreamliners to a two-runway Gatwick which would transform the UK long-haul market.”
     

05/04/2016

  • Over 50 children and their families attended two sessions 
  • Designed to give autistic children and their families overview of airport processes
  • New autism friendly visual guide produced to help with each stage of the journey  

31/03/2016

  • Gatwick calls review ‘very constructive’ and accepts all 23 recommendations
  • Critical path established for implementation of each recommendation
  • Bo Redeborn proposed to chair new independent Noise Management Board

29/03/2016

  • Boston link launched as Gatwick prepares for busiest ever summer  
  • 20 new long-haul routes to expand Gatwick’s long-haul network to over 50 destinations
  • Low-cost long-haul revolution continues at Gatwick

21/03/2016

  • 2.2 million passengers to travel through Gatwick during Easter holidays, +5% on last year
  • 580,000 passengers to travel over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend with 50% more families
  • Family fun in store with Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, face painting plus free of charge children’s play areas, dedicated family security lanes and pushchairs

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