Tag: Gatwick Airport

Ryanair boss demands NATS CEO quits over weekend ATC failures at Gatwick

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has called for the resignation of NATS CEO Martin Rolfe after Gatwick airport's air traffic control system collapsed again over the weekend. The failure led to passengers facing hours of delays after an air traffic control (ATC) outage grounded dozens of flights. It com...

Norse Atlantic Airways celebrates inaugural flights from London Gatwick to Montego Bay and Barbados

As winter beckons, Norse Atlantic Airways has introduced these ideal winter sun routes, offering passengers direct access to the warm shores and vibrant cultures of Montego Bay and Barbados. Flights to Barbados from London operate up to five times a week with fares starting from £449 return. Flig...

Reduced Great Western Railway service between Reading and Gatwick Airport

Commuters between Reading and Gatwick Airport are facing travel disruptions until 17:30 today due to an increased number of trains requiring repairs simultaneously on this route. The Great Western Railway service has been impacted, leading to cancellations and reduced train frequencies. The unexpec...

Wizz Air celebrates 5 million passengers from London Gatwick Airport

Wizz Air has announced that more than 5 million passengers have travelled from London Gatwick with the airline to 26 destinations in 16 countries. The 5 millionth passenger was welcomed with a €200 voucher this week on a flight from Faro Airport to London Gatwick. This milestone comes at the...

UK airport scraps 160 flights over air traffic control shortages

UK airport scraps 160 flights over air traffic control shortages

Staff Writer, Agence France-Presse (AFP) London's Gatwick airport said on Monday that it had been forced to cancel more than 160 flights between now and Sunday due to an exceptional shortage of controllers, partly caused by coronavirus infections. Flights will be limited to 800 per day, depar...

A Gatwick Express train carriage at London Victoria station.

Gatwick set for further disruption as fresh strikes announced

Further industrial action has been announced by ASLEF, the train drivers' union, as members push for better pay. The strikes are set to impact 16 companies including Gatwick Express, which provides the rail passenger service between London Victoria, Gatwick Airport and Brighton. ASLEF has decl...

Gatwick Airport: Baroness Ford appointed new chair

Baroness Margaret Ford of Cunningham has been appointed as the new chair at Gatwick Airport, it announced on Tuesday. Baroness Ford is one of the most experienced chairs in the UK having chaired four public companies and acted as senior director on a further fo...

Gatwick Airport sign

Gatwick and Heathrow airports found to have RAAC concrete

RAAC has been found onsite at Gatwick and Heathrow airports, amid the school concrete crisis. Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC), which is estimated to have a lifespan around 30 years, is less durable than traditional concrete and has been used in the construction of public sector buil...

London Gatwick increases passenger choice with 50 long-haul routes

Image credit: Olivier Cabaret Passengers at London Gatwick can now fly to a choice of 50 long-haul destinations, after the airport landed a new Ethiopian Airlines service to Addis Ababa. The new route will operate three times per week from 21 November and is Gatwick’s first direct flight to th...

45,000 passengers could be affected by fresh Gatwick Airport strikes amid pay dispute

Gatwick Airport staff are set to take part in fresh strikes over the August bank holiday weekend as a pay dispute with employers continues. The workers' union Unite announced on Wednesday that more than 200 workers at the airport will take part in eight days of industrial action. It said that ...

Up & Away Aviation / Unifi Aviation UK opens at London’s Gatwick Airport

Up & Away Aviation, a leading supplier of aircraft cleaning and detailing services to commercial airline and private aviation clients, opens its 13th base at London’s Gatwick Airport today, August 1st. It is the first under its newly ratified Unifi LLC ownership. Supporting one of Europe’...

Emirates ramps up operations to London Gatwick with a third daily A380 service

Emirates has ramped up its operations to Gatwick Airport with the addition of a third daily A380 flight. The airline continues to scale up its UK operations to meet sustained demand ahead of the holiday rush. The additional frequency will offer enhanced capacity with more than 1,000 seats to/...

Emirates ramps up operations to London Gatwick with a third daily A380 service

Emirates has ramped up its operations from Gatwick Airport with the addition of a third daily A380 flight. The airline continues to scale up its UK operations to meet sustained demand ahead of the holiday rush. The additional frequency will offer enhanced capacity with more than 1,000 seats fr...

Wizz Air: nine new routes launching this Autumn

Wizz Air: nine new routes launching this Autumn

Wizz Air UK today announces nine new ultra-low-fare routes from its bases at London Luton and Gatwick Airport. The new routes will offer passengers the opportunity to travel to exciting destinations in Europe and beyond with tickets available now on wizzair.com or via the airline’s mobile app, ...

TUI staff ‘crying’ as delayed flight diverted and Brits told ‘make your own way home’

TUI staff ‘crying’ as delayed flight diverted and Brits told ‘make your own way home’

TUI staff were left "crying" after a flight was delayed by 24 hours and then diverted to Gatwick Airport on Monday. Passengers were apparently told to "make their own way home" after no buses were organised to transfer them to Bristol, reports MyLondon. Travellers on the plane from Lan...

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