Major rail disruption: 04-05 June and 09-11 June

Planned industrial action will affect your journey to and from the airport on Thursday 04 and Friday 05 June as well as Tuesday 09 June to Thursday 11 June if it goes ahead. Please allow plenty of extra time and plan your journey carefully.

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Security is our top priority at Gatwick

Family at security

One of the most visible aspects of the security process is making sure our passengers do not take on-board prohibited items – a task that inevitably adds time to your journey through the airport and onto your plane. 

Knowing what’s allowed and what’s not allowed before you arrive – as well as allowing yourself plenty of time to follow all the security procedures when you get to Gatwick – will save you time and inconvenience and make your journey more enjoyable.

 Please follow our tips:

  • Have only your boarding card ready for inspection – your passport is not required at security.
  • Have all your toiletries, aftershaves, perfumes and cosmetics (in containers of 100ml or less) in a transparent re-sealable plastic bag for security staff to x-ray separately.
  • TOP TIP: Making sure your plastic bag containing your liquids are in your hand rather than in your hand luggage before you get to security may help speed you through more quickly 
  • Remove coats and jackets. they will be screened separately while you walk through the security archway
  • Take your laptop, tablet (ie.iPad) and any other large electrical items from your hand baggage to be x-rayed separately
  • TOP TIP: Leaving any large electrical items in your hand luggage when you come through security will result in your bag being searched, which will slow you down through security
  • You may be asked to remove your shoes and belt before going through the security archway.