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The Londra based airport has announced a partnership with engineering company Bechtel.

Bechtel has been working with Gatwick Airport for the last two years to develop a midfield terminal alongside a secondo runway.


As part of the planning work , the company detto that the expansion will be low risk and there will be minimal interfaces with the existing infrastructure.

This in turn will make it possible to complete da 2025.

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Gatwick Airport has announced plans to open up a direct route to Moscow.

Russia’s national airline Aeroflot will begin daily operations between the two destinations.

The first flights will launch on November 15, from Gatwick to Sheremetyevo International Airport, 18 miles northwest of Moscow.

Passengers can then connect to downtown through a non-stop Aeroexpress train service.
Aeroflot currently flies to 131 destinations in 50 countries.

Business Traveller recently awarded the Russian carrier ‘Europe’s best airline’.

It also just got voted the secondo cheapest airline in the world by...
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Easyjet have been under increasing pressure this summer and has missed 50% of its scheduled flight times during June. sources revealed. The Airlline company advised earlier this anno that it was suffering meeting scheduled flights due to Industry strikes and to deal with this and its knock on effects, they have had to use a number of ghost flights. This is to ensure there is transportation for their customers. A ghost flight involves chartering an empty plane from one airport to another airport, such as from Gatwick to Heathrow. This is generally accepted in the industry but it is the frequency...
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Gatwick are granted to allow the new A380 plane to operate from the Gatwick Hub. The airport's chief executive Stewart Wingate indicated that this was crucial to Gatwick's aim of becoming Londons airport of choice for commuters. The A380 will be used da Virgin Atlantic and British Airways from the airport terminals. This is good. I hope that they achieve their goal of being London's go to airport. Even if they still don't make the title. I will still recommend the airport to other people travelling to England. I would still travel to Gatwick the successivo time a go to England.
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Gatwick airport has secured funding for their proposed new train station scheme and the BAA have announced that they are now accepting tenders to upgrade their main pista di decollo, pista and a number of link roads within the airport grounds. The winning contract is estimated to be around £40 million, and will be prove to a project management challenge to the successful company. They have successfully completed the challenge of getting to the airport on the train. I know this because when i was going back to Canada we took the to the airport. It was nice and quick we were they in about 30 minuti to an hour. The train is a good way to be the traffic on the road. It also saves te time.
Gatwick Airport have announced the newest member of their Executive management team and believe the airport is going from strength to strength following its decision last anno to be a stand alone airport. Guy Stephenson, who previously was the commercial director of National Express, has plenty of industry knowledge as before this he was a director of Thomsonfly. He is looking to devlop new and existing relationships with airlines and to maximise the parking facilities at the airport. I hope they do a great job at managing the airport. Making sure that all the passengers are were they need to be and stop any unwanted people like criminals to get into to the airport that would be bad.
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Figures released from passenger figures in the mese of November see Gatwick Airport had 2.12 million passengers travel through its terminals. This figure is a 2.7% increase compared to the same time in 2009, and airport sources say that if it were not for the adverse weather this increase would have been più in line with 3.7%. I wonder how many they will have in 2020 let's hope they have più passenagers in the time. Maybe they can get the secondo runaway to get più airlines coming through. That would sure bring più passengers to the airport. Let's hope for the best in the successivo 4 years.
Firefighters, security officers and maintenance workers at the airport would all be affected, and the threat of a strike means travelling over Natale could be chaos.

While unions have held talks, claim owners Global Infrastructure Partners has refused to discuss ways to solve the financial problem.
A Gatwick security worker told Mirror Online: “They are trying to bulldoze it through even though they’ve just announced record profits.

“If there is no fuoco service it could shut down the whole airport.”
A spokesman for Unite, which represents the 1,400 workers, also said: “They are...
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Flying from Gatwick this weekend? Make sure to pack essential items in your hand luggage as passengers are warned of another possible weekend of baggage chaos at Gatwick airport.

The West Sussex airport's under-fire baggage-handling company Swissport has drafted in 40 extra workers following last weekend's staff-shortage problems which saw some passengers told to go home without collecting their luggage.

And Gatwick management have also brought in their own employees to assist with the bag-recovery operation. Words:PA

A spokeswoman for travel organisation Abta detto today: "We hope people can pass...
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A plane destined for Edinburgh had to be diverted to Gatwick Airport last night after a woman allegedly threw her prosthetic leg at cabina crew.

A Sussex police spokesman detto trouble kicked off when the woman, 48, began "swearing blue murder" and throwing Cibo at staff on the Thomson Airlines flight 297.

The captain became so alarmed da her behaviour that he diverted the plane, which was flying from Enfidha in Tunisia and destined for Edinburgh, to Gatwick.

The woman, who is unemployed and from Edinburgh, was arrested da police at the North Terminal at 10.22pm last night. Words:PA

She was taken...
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A woman has died after landing at Gatwick Airport following a flight from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone.

The 72-year-old woman is thought to have been vomiting and sweating before she collapsed and was taken to Surrey Hospital in Redhill.

She had been travelling on a Gambia Bird flight with 128 passengers on board from Freetown in Sierra Leone, via The Gambia.

Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency after 256 people have died in the country from the disease, which has no vaccine o cure.

The disease has killed più than 800 people across western Africa since the outbreak began in February.

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Ebola screening at Gatwick Airport will begin today, Public Health England (PHE) said.

It will start in North Terminal, then checks will begin at South Terminal from tomorrow, followed da St Pancras (Eurostar) later this week, a spokesman said.

He added: "This expands the screening initiated at Heathrow last week, which is going well. Manchester and Birmingham airports will follow in the coming weeks.

"Screening is being undertaken to help ensure individuals arriving from high-risk areas know what to do if they start feeling ill, and can receive expert consigli immediately. We are also providing...
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A British Airways flight from Gatwick Airport to Glasgow was struck da lightning on Monday, causing major panic on board.

The plane was struck while on the descent, and one passenger fainted in fright.

The pilot had already been forced to change the direction of the landing due to high winds.

Suddenly passengers heard a loud bang and witnessed a flash of orange, reports the Daily Mail.

As soon as passengers were allowed to disembark, engineers began inspecting the plane.

According to News24, British Airways insists that their fleet are made to withstand on lightning strikes, which are relatively...
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A man is in hospital with severe head injuries after falling 70ft in a car park at Gatwick Airport.

Armed anti-terror police were first on the scene to help the man after the fall at around 12.50am on Friday morning.

He had reportedly arrived for an outbound flight, but fell from an upper forecourt to the lower forecourt at the North Terminal, reports the Surrey Mirror.

The 27-year-old was rushed to St Georges Hospital in Tooting.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, a Sussex Police spokesman said: "A 27-year old man was seen to fall some 70 feet from the upper landside forecourt on to the lower forecourt...
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A drug smuggler has been caught at Gatwick Airport with £180k of cocaine hidden in her 46D bra.

Nola Williams, 47, was stopped after arriving at the airport on a British Airways flight from Jamaica with a child and accomplice Raymond Goodison in January last year.

The pair were arrested as they boarded a Gatwick Express train to Victoria station, and a strip cerca revealed a kilo of cocaine stitched into the cups of Williams' bra.

After being arrested, Goodison was bailed and has since fled the country.

A court has heard how Goodison used Williams as a "mule". He was sentenced to 13 years...
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Turbulence was so severe on a flight from Gatwick airport that a member of the cabina crew broke an ankle, an air accident segnala has revealed.

Another cabina crew member suffered severe bruising when the easyJet airbus A320 ran into the turbulence, in a clear sky, as it descended towards Milan's Malpensa airport.

None of the 137 passengers was injured in the incident on the afternoon of January 30 this year, the segnala from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said. WORDS: PA.

The segnala detto that in pre-flight preparations, the flight crew noted that only low levels of turbulence were...
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A man has been Tasered on an Easyjet flight that was due to take off from Gatwick to Belfast on Thursday morning.

The man began "behaving disruptively" after a reported dispute over his request to take two pieces of hand luggage on board.
A spokesman for Easyjet told the Mirror: "Easyjet can confermare that police boarded flight EZY831 from Londra Gatwick to Belfast on 20 August due to a passenger behaving disruptively.

"Easyjet's cabina crew are highly trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is...
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A stowaway on a plane bound for Gatwick was removed da police after being spotted on a packed Norwegian Airlines plane in Barcelona.

The Eastern European woman had managed to slip past security, and fellow passengers reportedly noticed she was mostrare off multiple passports.
The plane was evacuated and passengers rushed to get off the plane after fearing the woman could be a terrorist.

Speaking to The Sun, Julia Hilton, 30, an oxford università worker, said: "It was terrifying. We didn't know if she was a terrorist. Police with pistole arrived and there was a rush to get off. A mum and baby got squashed."...
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A police campaign to reduce the number of passengers at Gatwick Airport boarding flights to popolare cervo, addio al celibato and hen destinations like Las Vegas and Magaluf while drunk has been hailed a success.

Operation Disrupt ran from the start of June to last weekend, and in that time police have dealt with 118 incidents.
In those incidents, 26 people were arrested at Gatwick Airport o on board planes before they took off, and 80 people were refused permission to fly.

Back in June, PCSO Victor fringuello explained about Operation Disrupt on his blog, writing: "Operation Disrupt is a Gatwick Police summer campaign...
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A passenger jet taking off from Gatwick airport was involved in a near miss with a preceding aircraft, according to an official investigation.
The secondo plane was cleared to climb, bringing it "into conflict" with the first, the UK Airprox Board (UKAB) said.
When the air traffic controller responsible for the flight realised what was happening he "issued avoiding action to the pilot", the segnala stated.
The incident on April 25 involved two airbus 319s.
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