Approved Operator Scheme

In 2013 Gatwick Airport ran a consultation on a proposal to run an approved operator scheme. From June 2013 an approved operator scheme for off-airport parking companies has been in place at the airport. 

You can read the scheme in full here.

How to apply for Approved Operator status

Please read full details of the criteria for the Approved Operator scheme. In the first instance meet and greet operators need to apply to West Sussex or Surrey Trading Standards for Buy With Confidence accreditation. Once you have this accreditation from Trading Standards, please complete the licence agreement and email a copy to Two signed paper copies should also be posted 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

All the questions and responses raised during the consultation can be found here: Approved operator scheme consultation responses. Please note that we have removed names and addresses from these comments.

More information

If you have any questions about the scheme please email:

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

Current Approved Operators (as of 1 December 2015)

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

Tudor Rose


Purple Parking


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