London Gatwick (LGW) Airport
London Gatwick LGW Airport Overview
London Gatwick Airport LGW is the second largest and busiest airport in the United Kingdom. Shifting dynamics are transforming the Airport from a secondary intercontinental airline hub into a predominantly European and domestic enterprise, particularly attractive to the London market. 'Global Infrastucture Partners', its new owner, makes modernizing the Airport its priority and many impovements are already in place. Attention to customer service excellence has already paid off - as evidence by an overwhelming passenger approval.
LGW Airport is located 5 km north of Crawley, West Sussex, and 46 km south of central London, England, accessible by a motorway spur road at junction 9A of M23, which links to the main M23, 1.5 km east at junction 9, and connects with London's orbital motorway. M25, 14 km north, allows access to Greater London and the Southeast. Locally, Gatwick is accessible via A23 serving Horley & Redhill to the north and Crawley & Brighton to the South. A217 offers access northwards to Reige. In addition, the Gatwick Airport railway station is adjacent to the South Terminal, which is being refurbished and scheduled for completion in 2013.
With two long runways and serving over 30 million passengers per year, London Gatwick Airport is served by a multitude of domestic & international, regular & low-cost, and charter airlines, offering direct and connecting flights to all parts of the world. Gatwick also is able to accommodate the Airbus A380. As Gatwick's passenger count is on a steady increase, so do the airline and destination choices available.
Vueling airlines, based in Barcelona, Spain, now offers 2 daily flights to Barcelona.
While Gatwick already offers overseas routes to Beijing, Istanbul, Moscow, & Vietnam, a new route by Garuda Airlines to Jakarta is to open in fourth quarter 2013, with two more routes to serve emerging markets by year-end 2013.
1. Hilton London (with business center) with covered walkway to South Terminal and only minutes from North Terminal.
2. Sofitel is directly connected to the North Terminal by covered walkway.
3. Courtyard by Marriott, a 5-minute walk from South Terminal (with conference facilities).
4. YOTEL with 46 cabins is inside the South Terminal, for hourly or overnight stay (tel. +44 (0)20 7100 1100.
5. Hampton by Hilto, a three-star hotel is scheduled to open in 2012.
The passenger complex at London Gatwick Airport consists of a North Terminal and a South Terminal.
NOTE: to find out which terminal your flight arrives or departs from, click on "Airlines".
Present and future Airport developments: 1. The South Terminal, which is being refurbished, is scheduled for completion in 2013.
2. Pier 1 (the oldest pier at South Terminal) will be replaced by a new two-level Pier 1scheduled to open in summer 2015. The old South Pier has already been demolished and South Terminal's security area completed (along with the North Terminal extension & new A380 stand). South Terminal will have a new & innovative baggage system.
London Gatwick LGW Airport Update History
- LGW Airports - Oct 28, 2013
- LGW Airport Intro - Oct 17, 2013
- LGW Rental Cars - Oct 17, 2013
- LGW Layover - Oct 17, 2013
- LGW Guest Services - Oct 17, 2013
- LGW GMT Offset - Oct 17, 2013
- LGW Email - Oct 17, 2013
- LGW Buses & Trains - Oct 17, 2013
- LGW Timezone - Oct 17, 2013
- LGW Main Terminals - Jul 10, 2013
- LGW Parking On site - Jul 10, 2013