Gatwick has today published its final master plan and a report on its 12-week public consultation, which concluded earlier this year. This consultation showed strong support for airport development with two thirds of respondents saying they support Gatwick ‘making best use of its existing runways’ in line with Government policy.
The final master plan sets out how Gatwick could develop to meet demand in the most sustainable way over the next 15 years. Additional capacity would also deliver enhanced operational performance and further improve the experience for passengers, with continued competition ensuring excellent choice and service for the long term.
Tens of millions of rail passengers travelling to and from Gatwick Airport will benefit from improved accessibility and swifter journeys, after the Department for Transport (DfT) announced a £150 million scheme to upgrade the station. The renovation will reduce train delays caused by platform overcrowding and congestion, while also improving passenger experience by providing easier connections to other destinations.
Gatwick is delighted to have won ACI Europe’s Accessible Airport Award for its progress in helping to remove barriers that people with disabilities and reduced mobility face when travelling by air.
The ‘Decade of Change’ tracks Gatwick’s progress on a series of sustainability goals and the report for 2018 shows that the airport has reduced its environmental footprint and developed a strong programme of support for the local economy and local communities.
The ten goals that make up the Decade of Change report are set over a ten-year period (2010 to 2020).
Significant long-haul growth, an increased economic contribution, more passengers and reduced noise are at the heart of a successful year for Gatwick as the UK’s second largest airport today announced its financial results for the year ending 31st March 2019.
Gatwick’s results point to continued growth and positive developments across a number of key areas.