Community engagement | Gatwick Airport

Community engagement

We value good relationships with our neighbours and the wider community across the region.

We engage in a variety of ways to find out about what matters to people; and keep them up to date about airport issues. We also work with community groups and industry bodies on a range of issues of interest and concern.

Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee

One of the ways we are able to participate in community debate is the Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee (GATCOM), the airport’s formal consultative body. It's run by West Sussex County Council with an independent chairperson and 32 committee members from groups across the region, representing a wide range of interests including civil aviation, passenger service, business development, tourism and environmental issues. GATCOM meets quarterly, with appointed sub-committees to discuss specific matters in more detail.

Airport engagement events

We host regular engagement events for local community representatives, providing a behind the scenes view of the busiest single runway operation in the world and an opportunity to meet members of the Gatwick team to discuss the issues that are most important to local people.  If you represent the community in your area (e.g. neighbourhood, parish, town, district and county councillors) and would like to attend an event, please email to register your interest. 

Gatwick newsletter

Keep up to date with our community newsletter. Published quarterly, Gatwick Airmail covers the latest news from the airport. Get the enewsletter sent direct to your inbox.  

Contact us

For any queries relating to our community engagement and investment programme please email us at

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