Our five year plans (CIP)

Total investment in Gatwick will reach £2.7 billion with our new five-year plan

So what's next in our plans for improving the airport? Every year we publish our Capital Investment Programme - a five-year rolling plan which sets out the airport's investment strategy to improve facilities and services over the next five year period. Here we explain what we'll be investing in over the next five-year period, and  how our investment will help drive us towards achieving 50 million passengers a year. You can also find previous plans on this page.

Capital Investment Programme 2017 to 2022

We will invest £1.15 billion over the next five years (2017 to 2022), with £240 million planned for 2017/18 alone. Our plans focus on further growth and efficiency while also maintaining record levels of passenger satisfaction.

Our 2017 Capital Investment Programme (CIP) set out our strategy and details investment in the airport for the next five years. Projects include:

  • Enhancing passenger service as well as supporting our airlines to operate on time with an extension to Pier 6 as well as stand re-configurations to provide more aircraft parking and the expansion of the North Terminal border facilities to handle more long-haul arrivals
  • A new domestic arrivals facility, including a new baggage reclaim, in South Terminal  
  • A suite of IT projects supporting core airport functions and improving our passengers' experience
  • Expanding the departures lounge in both terminals
  • A new hangar built in partnership with Boeing to better service and maintain aircraft on-site
  • Extending the roll-out of self-service bag drop, automating the boarding process at the gate to make embarkation more efficient and help on-time performance
  • Additional car parking capacity for both long and short-stay customers
  • Improved access to South Terminal for passengers and staff using local buses to travel to and from the airport
  • Projects to support greater use of electric vehicles, continuing to reduce the airport’s environmental impact and realise our ambition to be the UK’s most sustainable airport.

We are also committed to maintaining our existing facilities and continuing our programme of improving resilience to ensure passengers consistently receive the best experience possible during their journey through the airport. All of these measures and projects will help take Gatwick from 45 million passengers a year towards 50 million, with growth expected to come from larger aircraft, more long-haul routes, and growth in the winter months. 

All CIP publications

Please note that these are very large files.

Capital Investment Programme 2017
Capital Investment Programme 2016 
Capital investment programme 2015 

Capital investment programme 2014 
Capital investment programme 2013 
Capital investment programme 2012 
Capital investment programme 2011  
Capital investment programme overview - September 2011