Gatwick's Eye on the Future

As the second largest airport in the United Kingdom, BAA Gatwick Airport is also noted for being the world’s busiest international single runway airport. This article discusses Gatwick's growing route network, with 250 worldwide destinations and nearly 90 airline partners. The airport, like others in the UK, has published its interim master plan (in October 2006) as a response to a 2003 government White Paper – "The Future of Air Transport". The plan takes a look at Gatwick from a 2015 viewpoint that has the airport serving 40 million passengers annually (up from the current 33 million) based on the current configuration of two terminals and one runway. The author discusses other current aspects of Gatwick that tie into its future, including sustainable development; investment in facilities and services such as the air passenger bridge (considered to be the world's largest), the extension of the baggage claim area in the South Terminal, and the further development of car parks.

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  • Accession Number: 01046505
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 2007 10:04PM