Tag: London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick airport opens STEM centre to inspire airport-related careers

London Gatwick has opened its doors to a brand-new STEM centre - a bespoke, hands-on space to engage and teach school children across the region about STEM and aviation. The STEM centre will benefit thousands of pupils across South East England from ages 4 to 18 with a unique opportunity to learn a...

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 ...

Enter Air has resumed flights in the United Kingdom

Enter Air, the leader of the Polish leisure travel market and one of the largest European charter airlines in terms of fleet size, has resumed its flight operations from London Gatwick Airport at the end of last week. “As was the case with the recent resumption of flights from Poland, July 2020...

AOA Annual Awards 2019 winners announced

AOA Annual Awards 2019 winners announced

At the AOA Annual Conference, Thursday 28 November, the winners of the 2019 AOA Annual Awards were announced. Best Solution Provider: AiQ Consulting, who together with NATS provided an end-to-end capacity assessment from kerbside to airspace at Bristol Airport. It took a holistic, whole-journey ...

JetBlue could fly to multiple London airports when it starts transatlantic routes

JetBlue could fly to multiple London airports when it starts transatlantic routes

JetBlue Airways is not ruling out flying from multiple London airports when it launches its first transatlantic routes in 2021. Speaking to Bloomberg TV's Guy Johnson at the World Aviation Festival in London today, the airline's president and chief operating officer, Joanna Geraghty, said JetBl...

Gatwick Airport initiates planning process to use existing northern runway

Gatwick Airport initiates planning process to use existing northern runway

Capacity-stretched Gatwick Airport has formally started the process to bring its existing northern runway into routine use by submitting a notice to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) of its intention to prepare an application for development consent. This moves establishes the ‘Gatwick Airport ...

Recite Me calls for all UK airport websites to be accessible for people with disabilities

Recite Me calls for all UK airport websites to be accessible for people with disabilities

Web accessibility and language software company Recite Me is calling on all UK airport websites to ensure their platforms are accessible for people with disabilities. This follows the recent publication of the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) 2018/19 annual report on the disability access o...

Norwegian 787 hits fence on pushback at Gatwick Airport

Norwegian 787 hits fence on pushback at Gatwick Airport

A Norwegian Boeing 787 Dreamliner with up to 300 people on board was damaged after hitting a fence at Gatwick Airport, reports claim. The Daily Mail report says passengers reported that ground crews manoeuvring the aircraft around the airport pushed it so far back it hit a perimeter fence. Th...

Gatwick security guards dispute suspended after improved pay offer

Gatwick security guards dispute suspended after improved pay offer

Strikes by security workers at London Gatwick Airport have been suspended after an improved pay offer was made. The 130 members of the Unite trade union, who are employed by ICTS (UK) to scan passengers’ luggage for explosive materials and other dangerous and prohibited materials, were due to ...

British Airways suffers another IT glitch grounding flights globally

British Airways suffers another IT glitch grounding flights globally

Embattled British Airways has today suffered another IT glitch grounding flights at London airports that it operates from. BA customers at the majority of British airports reported being unable to check-in or were stuck on aircraft for hours as they were unable to take-off. From Heathrow, re...

London Gatwick invests in new dedicated domestic arrivals facility

London Gatwick invests in new dedicated domestic arrivals facility

London Gatwick Airport has opened a new arrivals facility for domestic travellers from other parts of the UK and Ireland, providing a faster and more convenient exit from the aircraft through a new dedicated arrivals route. The £24 million investment means that passengers arriving from the UK ...

Jazeera Airways launches first direct Kuwait-UK route in 55 years

Jazeera Airways launches first direct Kuwait-UK route in 55 years

Kuwait low-cost carrier (LCC) Jazeera Airways will start flying from London Gatwick Airport to Kuwait on 27 October this year, utilising a new Airbus A320neo aircraft with daily flights. This will be the first new service from the UK to Kuwait in 55 years. In addition to serving Kuwait the fligh...

British Airways loses appeal to block pilot strike action over pay

British Airways loses appeal to block pilot strike action over pay

British Airways (BA) today lost its Court of Appeal bid to block its pilots from taking strike action in a dispute over pay. The ruling means that BA pilots are set to go on strike, most likely in August, the carrier’s peak season for flights. The Court of Appeal rejected the airline’s at...

Busiest first quarter ever for London Gatwick Airport

Busiest first quarter ever for London Gatwick Airport

London Gatwick Airport achieved its busiest-ever start to a financial year as passenger numbers grew by 1.7 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) compared to 2018. The airport welcomed 12.5 million passengers in the first three months of 2019/2020 and traffic on a moving annual basis over the last ...

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