Check if you’re affected by the changes in January 2017

Some airlines are moving

If you’ve flown from Gatwick before, you’ll know we have two terminals: North and South. And most airlines operate from just one or the other.

As part of our on-going transformation programme to improve the airport experience for our passengers, three airlines will soon be moving: British Airways, Virgin, and some easyJet flights.

The changes will take place over two days, and we're working hard to make sure you experience no disruption.

From 24 January 2017:
All easyJet flights will depart from the North Terminal

From 25 January 2017:
All British Airways flights will depart from the South Terminal
All Virgin flights will depart from the North Terminal

If you are travelling around this time, there are a few things for you to bear in mind:

Checking your departure terminal

If you’ve booked a flight after 24 January 2017, you might be departing from a different terminal than you’re used to. Your airline should have told you which terminal to go to, and we’ll have extra staff and signage as a reminder. Remember to check before heading to your usual terminal – turn off the autopilot!

Checking your arrival terminal

 If you fly out before 24/25 January 2017 but return after, affected airlines will return to a different terminal. Bear this in mind when you book your parking, or arrange a meeting point to be picked up from.

If you need to, travel between the two terminals using our free shuttle service, which is clearly signposted and takes just a couple of minutes.


There’s plenty of long-term parking at both terminals, and you can park at either. Use the free shuttle service to move between terminals.

Find out more about parking


If you like to escape the crowds in one of our airport lounges, check which ones are located in the terminal you’re travelling from. There’s a No. 1 Lounge in both terminals, but others are just North or South.

Choose a lounge in your terminal


If you plan to stay near Gatwick the night before you fly, you’ll probably want to book a hotel closest to your departure terminal. But they’re all within easy reach of both!

Choose a hotel by your terminal

Shops and restaurants

There are different shops and restaurants in the two terminals, so if you like to plan ahead, check the choice available in the terminal you’re travelling from.

Browse our shops and restaurants

The rest of your Gatwick experience, from security to passenger assistance, is the same no matter which terminal you travel from. And we’ll have extra staff and signs around to help make sure you know where to go.

If you have any more questions about the airline moves, check our FAQs for detailed answers.