London Gatwick is the world's most efficient single-runway airport
London Gatwick is the UK’s second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world.
We serve around 200 destinations (more than any other UK airport) in 90 countries for around 40 million passengers a year on short and long haul point-to-point services. The airport is also a major economic driver for the South-East region, generating around 21,000 on-airport jobs and a further 10,000 jobs through related activities.
1 in 5 passengers travel through Gatwick on business and the airport serves 47 of the 50 top business destinations in Europe. Among the fastest growing European destinations from Gatwick in 2014 was the business centres of Copenhagen, along with Paris and Brussels which were boosted by the launch of new services in 2014.
London Gatwick is 28 miles south of London with excellent public transport links into the heart of London and elsewhere. It's quicker to get from Gatwick to central London than from other London airports taking just 28 minutes from the airport direct to the financial district in London or 30 minutes to key tourist attractions.
Gatwick believes that we are the best and most deliverable option for the additional runway that London needs. Read more about why we are the most obvious solution.
Gatwick Airport is owned by group of international investment funds, of which Global Infrastructure Partners is the majority shareholder.