We're looking forward to getting our existing Northern Runway into regular use

Our Future Plans

We're looking forward - and we've set out our plans to bring our existing Northern Runway into regular use alongside our Main Runway.

Regular use of our Northern Runway would reduce delays, bring new global connections and allow us to grow. We could serve 75 million passengers a year by 2038. Other elements of our plans include improved airport and highway access. Plus, more landscaping and green planting.

Our plans are a low impact way to unlock new capacity by using what we already have. We will also secure our long term growth, generate 18,400 extra jobs and £1.5 billion for the local area and region by 2038.

We're taking our plans forward now; due to the time it will take to gain the necessary approvals. We've also factored in the time it will take to construct and start operations. Our plans meet all global safety standards.

Our Northern runway is used for emergencies. Using it alongside our main runway will deliver benefits to the region.

In Autumn 2021, we ran a public consultation on our plans. Our plans continue to develop based on your feedback and further assessment work.

We've begun a six week focused consultation on updated road designs; which form part of our plans to bring our existing Northern Runway into regular use alongside our Main Runway.

We've also published updates and are seeking feedback on other areas of our plans, including: car parking, hotels, offices and public transport. 

Read our Consultation documents and share your feedback by 11:59pm on 27 July 2022.

We're looking forward

to boosting the local economy

We will create more than 18,000 extra jobs for the local area

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to supporting our local community

We will support even more community projects

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to doing it responsibly

We will meet our sustainability net zero goals

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Let's look forward, together

We have come a long way since we began life in the 1930s. We continue to transform to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. We can do this by bringing our existing Northern Runway into routine use alongside our Main Runway.
About our Northern Runway plans

How we'll deliver our Northern Runway plans

At its simplest, we propose to move the centre line of the Northern Runway further north by 12 metres. This meets global safety standards to operate dual runway departures.
 
We propose using both runways for departing flights on existing flight paths. All arriving flights will continue to use the Main Runway.
 
These plans are a long-term investment in our future. The planning process takes several years, as will the time to make changes to the runway. It's our vision of Gatwick in 2030.

Our Northern Runway would be used for smaller departing aircraft alongside our main runway

 

Our Northern Runway will make it happen Find out more about our plans

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Our story so far

We’ve come a long way since the 30s. Read more about our key milestones. From private aerodrome, to the busiest single-runway airport in the world.

Read more about our story

OUR STATION UPGRADE

Work is underway to deliver an upgrade to the Gatwick Airport station. This will make it easier to access and improve passenger experience.

Read more on the Station Upgrade project

Our Runway Resurfacing

We're replacing 40,000 tonnes of asphalt on the central section of our Main Runway.

Read more about our Main Runway works