1:33pm. Tuesday 8 May 2012
This week we launched our business plan to our airlines, transport operators and other interested parties. It sets out our vision for how we continue our transformation of Gatwick Airport up to 2020. We believe we’ve developed a fast paced and challenging plan to continue the impressive programme of improvements we’ve already delivered at the airport.
- Our plans to grow traffic from 34 million passengers today to around 38 million in 2020
- Growth in non-aeronautical spend per passenger through innovation and improved facilities
- The continued improvement of all elements of the passenger journey through Gatwick
- £1.15 billion of capital expenditure between 2014 and 2020.
We’re already more than half way through a £1.3 billion investment programme at Gatwick which has seen the airport experience improved in so many ways – a new terminal shuttle service, state-of-the-art security in South Terminal and a fantastic new entrance to North Terminal are just a few of the ways we’ve improved the airport recently. Between 2014 and 2020 we’re planning to invest a further £1.15 billion to further improve the airport for both our passengers and our airlines.
The oldest part of the South Terminal will be demolished and rebuilt with more gates, better facilities for our airlines and a much improved ambience for our passengers. We’re also doing the necessary work so that we can welcome the world's largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, to Gatwick from next year. As well as this, we’re planning a major extension of the North Terminal departure lounge and the gate areas. Together all of these improvements will help us get closer to our vision of becoming London’s airport of choice.
To continue to grow and attract long haul airlines we need to be able to deliver world class facilities for our airlines. Unlike Heathrow, Gatwick still has room to grow and we believe that our single runway can accommodate up to 45 million passengers a year.
We will be discussing our plans with all our airlines and our regulator and we would also love to hear your thoughts and feedback. Please contact us at email@example.com
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