Owners & management | Gatwick Airport

Our owners and management

Gatwick Airport Limited is the company licensed to operate Gatwick Airport by the Civil Aviation Authority.

London Gatwick Airport is embarking on an exciting new phase. On 14 May 2019, our business transferred to new management with VINCI Airports now owning the majority shareholding of 50.01% and the remainder owned by a consortium of investors and managed by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), who have operated Gatwick since 2009. Read our press release.

VINCI Airports is the world’s leading private airport operator, welcoming 240 million passengers per year, including 46 million at London Gatwick. VINCI Airports operates the world’s largest and most diversified network, with 46 airports in 12 countries, and brings together about 18,500 employees worldwide, including 3,200 employees in London Gatwick. VINCI Airports is committed to the long-term development of the airports it operates and to ensure that they play their role as a sustainable economic engine in their regions. 

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GIP is an independent infrastructure fund manager that combines deep industry expertise with industrial best practice operational management. It currently manages over $56 billion for its investors, specialising in investments in air transport, freight, ports and energy.  

The company has offices in London, New York and Mumbai, with an affiliate in Sydney and a portfolio company operations headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut. GIP has an interest in Edinburgh Airport, having sold its interest in London City Airport in 2016. 

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We have a board of directors, and an executive management responsible for the management and day-to-day running of the airport. Find out more using the links below:

Who sits on Gatwick Airport's board? 
Who's on the executive management team?  
How does our governance work?