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Gatwick Airport

Quieter Gatwick in 2018

Improved operational procedures have reduced the size of Gatwick Airport’s noise footprint by 7% in 2018 compared with the previous year, according to the annual noise exposure contour analysis carried out by the civil Aviation Authority. The airport says this

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China Eastern Heads to Gatwick

China Eastern Airlines has launched a new route from London Gatwick to Shanghai’s Pudong Airport, further expanding its route network for east Asia. The inaugural flight was flown using an Airbus A330-200, B-8226 (c/n 1655),  departing from Gatwick just before

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A Second Runway for Gatwick?

Gatwick Airport has been accused of trying to create a second runway “by the back door” after unveiling a proposal to routinely utilise its existing standby runway. The draft master plan, published by the London hub on October 18, “reflects

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Gatwick Plans Billion Pound Investment

Gatwick Airport has announced a further five-year capital investment plan with £1.11bn to be spent on supporting airline growth as well as enhancing the airport experience for passengers. Unveiling the strategy, which will bring total investment to more the £3bn

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IAG Acquires Monarch Slots

British Airways owner IAG has completed a deal to acquire former Monarch Airlines slots at London/Gatwick.  The purchase, for an undisclosed sum, came days after administrator KPMG won an appeal to retain lucrative airport slots held by the recently failed

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China Airlines Heads to London

China Airlines has unveiled plans to launch non-stop flights from Taipei to Gatwick Airport using its new Airbus A350-900 XWBs. The jets will be deployed on the 13-hour flights four times per week – operating Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

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Maintenance Growth at Gatwick

Boeing and Gatwick Airport have revealed details of a joint plan to develop a multi-million-pound commercial aviation maintenance hangar at the Sussex aerodrome. The proposed facility, which is subject to local authority planning permission, will be used to support the

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