9 JANUARY 2017


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Article from BTNews 9 JANUARY 2017

All change at Gatwick

Three major carriers at Gatwick are moving this month in a major transformation for the airport that has been in the planning for two years, led by British Airways relocating to the South Terminal and Virgin Atlantic to the North Terminal.

EasyJet, which has been operating out of both buildings, will consolidate its operation in the North Terminal from 24 January with the other two airlines following suit the next day.

Two BA flights, one to New York and one to Naples are making the shift early, the first from this Wednesday and the second from 19 January.

Gatwick said the changes will give passengers the benefit of new facilities, including state-of-the-art technology at check-in, security and immigration, as well as new bag-drop zones. There are also new British Airways and Virgin Atlantic lounges. 

The project, Gatwick’s biggest to date, which has also been aimed at simplifying and streamlining the journey through the airport for passengers, has involved a complex programme to create new spaces, from check-in areas to crew briefing rooms and engineering bases. 

Chief operating officer Chris Woodroofe said: “This is a major step in Gatwick’s strategic transformation programme. Relocating the airlines allows greater efficiency and positions all three carriers for growth, which in turn drives Gatwick’s growth.” 


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