Gatwick Airport

French Firm Vinci Take Controlling Stake in Gatwick Airport

Vinci Airports, part of infrastructure group Vinci, will buy 50.01% of the UK's second-busiest airport. The other 49.99% will be managed by current owners Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). The £2.9 billion transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2019. The result for Vinci - its expansion to 46 airports in 12 countries.

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Drones Force Suspension of All Flights at Gatwick

All flights into and out of Gatwick airport are currently suspended, after the sighting of drones over the airfield overnight.

The airport issued the following statement at 0730 this morning (Thursday December 20):

“Flights to and from Gatwick Airport remain suspended following reports of drones flying over Gatwick’s airfield last night and in the early hours of this morning.

“We are advising passengers scheduled to fly from Gatwick not to travel to the airport without checking the status of their flight with their airline this morning.

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Gatwick Airport Opens First Ever UK Sensory Room

The new Gatwick sensory room provides a unique space in the North Terminal for travellers requiring special assistance. It is a designated place for passengers with autism, dementia, cognitive impairment or other special needs, and has been designed to help them feel at ease before their flight.

There are two zones:

Chill-Out Zone: This area comes complete with floor cushions, bean bags and digital display panels, which generate vibrant visual wall features

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More flight options from the UK to Las Vegas

It has been reported that Virgin Atlantic will terminating their London Gatwick-Las Vegas McCarran service for flights after March 31 2019, replacing the service with a new route operated out of London Heathrow.
Virgin Atlantic currently operates 7 weekly flights to Las Vegas using B747-400 equipment.  From March 31 2019 the carrier will launch a new service out of London's largest gateway (LHR) which will be operated using B787-9 aircraft.

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Take a Look at 'The Worlds Best Low-cost Airline'.

Recently awarded ‘World’s Best Low-cost Airline’ at the Skytrax Awards, Norwegian has quickly grown to become the third largest carrier operating out of Gatwick, and has flown around four million British leisure and business passengers direct to more than 40 destinations in the past year.

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British Airways Gatwick Lounge Alternative Arrangements

As part of Gatwick Airport’s investment plan for 2016, the British Airways First Lounge and Galleries Lounge at London Gatwick will close for building work in January 2016. From this time, customers will be invited to use the recently refurbished Gatwick North Terminal No 1 super-Lounge which has been increased in size to accommodate British Airways’ customers. Spanning 10,000 sq ft of cool marble floors and gorgeous interiors, you can enjoy the best runway views, watch a film or enjoy meal from the Bistro Menu. Waiting for your flight has never been this much fun.

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