Gatwick Airport, London, UK

Airport Information

Gatwick is London’s second-largest airport after Heathrow. It is also the second largest air hub in the whole of the UK. The harbour is 45 km from London. Gatwick mainly serves charter flights. The airport is the base for British Airways, easyJet, Virgin Atlantic.

London Gatwick International Airport is the world’s busiest air hub with a single runway.

City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Location: Horley, West Sussex
Distance: 45 km from London
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Gatwick Airport Terminals

The airport complex consists of two terminals – North and South, between which there are free underground (metro) trains.
North Terminal is the base of the British Airways and members of the Oneworld alliance. Terminal operates mostly regular passenger flights.
South Terminal  was opened in 2009 and operates mainly low-cost flights.

Gatwick Airport History

Interestingly, the name Gatwick was first mentioned in 1241. It meant the estate, which was on the site of a modern airport.

Gatwick Airport began life in 1930 as the Surrey Aero Club, a small flyers club, used exclusively by flying enthusiasts – however it did not stay this way for long. Four years later Gatwick was licensed as a public aerodrome, intended to provide regular air services to Paris and act as a relief aerodrome for London Croydon Airport.

2019: May marked the beginning of  new management with VINCI Airports owning the majority shareholding of 50.01% and the remainder owned by a consortium of investors and managed by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), who have operated Gatwick since 2009.

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Facts and details for London Heathrow Airport

Lat: 51°08′53″N
Long: 000°11′25″W
Elevation: 203 ft / 62 m
Runway length available: 3315 m (10879 feet)

Private jet flights to Gatwick are for passengers who are either:
1. Connecting with an airline flight.
2. Live to the South of London and are flying outside of Biggin Hill Airport’s opening times.

Gatwick Airport is convenient for private jet passengers connecting with long haul airline flights. The ground transfer from private jet to airline is less than 10 minutes.

Reasons to Avoid Gatwick in a private Jet

At busy times, Gatwick’s single runway is congested and aircraft are held for up to 20 minutes prior to landing. Gatwick is also an expensive private jet airport to fly from or to.

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Opening Times

Monday – 00:00-23:59

Tuesday – 00:00-23:59

Wednesday – 00:00-23:59

Thursday – 00:00-23:59

Friday – 00:00-23:59

Saturday – 00:00-23:59

Sunday – 00:00-23:59

Other private jet airports  to use instead of Gatwick

London Biggin Hill Airport

Average taxi time: 5 minutes
Driving time to Gatwick: 30 minutes

As a dedicated private jet airport, Biggin Hill offers great availability and lower handling fees than Gatwick.


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