Approved Operator Scheme

Approved Operator Scheme

Gatwick Airport commenced a consultation on its proposals for an approved operator scheme in February 2013, with a second round of consultation launched in April 2013

As a result of this consultation process, a number of changes to the proposed scheme have been made, and the final details of the scheme can be downloaded here.

How to apply for Approved Operator status

Full details of the criteria for the Approved Operator scheme can be found at the link above. In the first instance meet and greet operators should apply to West Sussex or Surrey Trading Standards for Buy With Confidence accreditation. On receiving this accreditation from Trading Standards, the licence agreement should be completed, a scanned version sent through to, with two signed paper copies sent by post to Head of Surface Transport (AOS), Gatwick Airport Limited, 5th Floor, Destinations Place, South Terminal, Gatwick Airport, West Sussex RH6 0NP.

Licence Agreement

Response to consultation exercise

Due to a number of requests, we have responded to each point of feedback individually in the second round of consultation, these responses can be found here: Approved operator scheme consultation responses: Please note that we have removed references to the source of the comments.

Scheme Q&As

Any questions relating to scheme administration should be sent Where relevant we will make available any clarifications on this web page. 

Guides on how to use the proximity cards in the car parks can be downloaded here.

Current List of Approved Operators (as of 3 November 2014)

The following operators have now been accepted onto the scheme – we will keep this list current as it is updated. The list also details which area of operation the operators use for passenger departure/arrival respectively (MSCP is multi-story car park).

Airport Parking and Hotels MSCP / MSCP
Cophall Parking Forecourt / MSCP
ACE Meet & Greet MSCP / MSCP
Maple Manor Parking Forecourt / Forecourt
I Love Meet and Greet Forecourt / Forecourt
Meteor Meet & Greet Forecourt / Forecourt

Help-Me-Park including:
ABC Parking and ECO Parking

Tudor Rose Forecourt/Forecourt