Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport by passenger numbers, as well as being London’s second largest international airport. In addition to this, it also boasts of being the leading European airport for point-to-point flights and has the world’s busiest single-use runway, operating with aircraft movements of up to 55 per hour. The airport operates out of two terminals (North and South).
Its passenger numbers and aircraft movements boast impressive figures of a little over 34,000,000 passengers in 2012 and just shy of 257,000 aircraft movements. It remains a highly popular airport for holiday makers, especially given its diverse airline models of full service, low frills and charter and is a major base for airlines such as EasyJet, British Airways, Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines and Monarch Airlines. EasyJet’s presence there is now so large, that it carried 38% of the airport’s passengers in 2012/13.
In 2009, Gatwick Airport was sold from BAA Limited to a private consortium headed by Global Infrastructure Partners, known going forward as Gatwick Airport Ltd. Since then, Gatwick has embarked on a major rebranding exercise, alongside multi-million pound upgrades and improvements to both terminals in order to reposition the airport in the market place and differentiate is from its ex-sister airport, Heathrow. Whilst these improvement works are still ongoing at present, they are already arguably proving to be a major step forward in the future of the airport.
Transport networks to and from Gatwick Airport are comprehensive. The Gatwick Express rail service runs directly from the airport to London Victoria station, with other train operators providing services and connections.
Gatwick Airport is located in East Sussex, just off the M23. The road infrastructure makes taking a taxi or being chauffeur-driven to the airport easy, with the Junction 9A spur from the M23 making a journey from Cambridgeshire and Suffolk via the M11/A12 and M25 fast and efficient.
The airport has excellent drop-off facilities enabling you to go from transport to terminal very quickly indeed. Upon your return, we will meet you in the arrivals hall of the terminal building, where your driver will have a clearly marked greeting board with your name on. He or she will then escort you back to our vehicle in the short stay car park.
As traffic can be variable to Gatwick, we normally make an allowance of 2.5 hours from your starting point in the Ipswich, Stowmarket, Bury St. Edmunds, Newmarket or Cambridge areas. This is to take into account any potential delays that may occur at the Dartford Toll Bridge/Tunnel.
We strive to make booking your journey with us as simple as possible – whether you use our booking enquiry form, telephone or email us, or choose to send us a message on our Facebook, Twitter or Google+ pages.
Additionally, we make pricing transparent and up-front – the pricing table below shows prices from most towns and villages in the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire areas to and from Gatwick Airport. If yours is not listed, please select the nearest one to you to gain an idea of price. Or simply contact us by any of the methods mentioned and we will provide you a tailored quotation for your journey.
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