Gatwick Airport

Gatwick airportGatwick Airport (LGW), London's second largest international airport after Heathrow, handles approximately 33 million passengers annually. In 2013, Gatwick Airport ranked the second busiest airport in the UK, and the 9th busiest airport in Europe with 35.4 million passengers. Additionally, Gatwick is the leading European airport for point-to-point flights accounting for 93% of all passenger traffic (March 2012).

The airport handles regular carriers and charter companies flying directly from Gatwick to 200 global destinations. The South Terminal, Gatwick's original terminal since 1958, handles approximately 16.5 million passengers per year on nearly 121,000 flights. Between 2008 and 2014, the South Terminal has received a major facility upgrade at the cost of GBP 1.2 billion. The North Terminal is Gatwick's newest terminal since 1988, handling approximately 17.7 million passengers per annum.

EasyJet, Gatwick's main airline with 2 million business passengers and 14 million total passengers per year, accounted for 38 percent of Gatwick's total passenger traffic in 2012. British Airways accounted for 14 percent of Gatwick's total passenger traffic in 2011.

Gatwick offers comfortable, Priority Pass awarded executive lounge facilities at both terminals with complimentary food and drink, magazines and newspapers and free Internet access. Advance booking is highly recommended, especially for travellers, who frequently use the lounge facilities.

Gatwick Business Amenities and Venues

The Gatwick Business and Conference Centre (UBC) in Gatwick's South Terminal is a prime venue for business meetings, corporate events, and training seminars. Offering ten meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 100 people, the UBC provides professional conference facilities which serve both busy travellers who need a meeting room for an hour and passengers who need to work at their own pace in a quiet conference room. UBC's facilities can be booked on an hourly or daily basis.

Comfortable accommodation and high end services are offered in any of the four-star and luxury hotels, located at Gatwick Airport. Sofitel, Hilton, Ramada Plaza, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn Express and many others, provide business and conference facilities, fine catering, and free for transfer from and to the airport in cooperation with experienced shuttle providers.

Travel from Gatwick to Your Meeting

Leading car rental companies offer fully inclusive car rental packages at the most competitive prices. Alternatively, Gatwick offers the best-value parking services and unique Meet & Greet facilities. Passengers can leave their car at any of numerous parking lots and enjoy great service at a low cost.

The Gatwick Express is the fastest train that connects Gatwick to the Central London in 30 minutes non-stop service. There are trains every fifteen minutes from Gatwick's South Terminal from 4:35am to 1:35am and from London Victoria Station from 3:30am to 00.30am daily.

Gatwick offers luxury shuttle services in cooperation with airport transfer leaders such as Resorthoppa and easyBus. Travellers can enjoy remarkably competitive prices, and non-stop service from Gatwick to central London 24 hours per day.

Fly in fly out Business Meetings

There are several business venues located close to Gatwick airport.

With fifteen screens and a maximum capacity of 551 people, Cineworld Crawley provides upscale digital projection and sound, fine catering, and professional conference facilities to accommodate for corporate presentations, meetings and seminars.

Alexander House offers four suites, with a maximum capacity of 120 people at the Shelley Suite, one boardroom and a smaller meeting room. Theatre style, natural light, fine dining, leisure facilities, and 38 bedrooms, all account for one of the best business venues close to Gatwick airport.

Langshott Manor, an Elizabethan manor house of medieval style is exclusively used for business meetings and conferences due to its location. Just half an hour away from central London and ten minutes away from Gatwick, Langshott Manor is a serene, secluded business venue with a capacity of 20 delegates in the Boardroom and fine private dining for up to 60 people at the Mulberry restaurant.

For the lovers of Formula 1, Let's Race is a themed Formula-1 simulation business venue with high technology full motion simulators. After the qualification round participants experience the adrenaline speed of up to 200mph and the next day there is a podium presentation for the race winners. State-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, a 50 people auditorium, a meeting room of 20 people, and fine catering, all provide for one of the most exclusive venues in the UK.