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About Gatwick Airport

Abour Gatwick Airport

 

The origins of Gatwick Airport can be traced back to the early 1930s when the site was used as an aerodrome. During the mid 1930s, the Air Ministry granted permission for commercial flights from Gatwick.

In 1936, the world's first circular airport terminal was opened. Called ‘The Beehive', it had a subway which enabled passengers to travel from London Victoria station to the aircraft without stepping outside.

From the 1950s, a number of British UK airlines began to establish themselves at Gatwick. The airport prospered and grew throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s.

Nowadays, Gatwick Airport is the second largest airport in the UK, and the world's largest single runway airport. Around 33 million passengers pass through the airport each year, flying to over 200 destinations around the globe.

There are over 90 different airlines operating from Gatwick airport and the airport is a hub for Aer Lingus, British Airways, Easyjet, Flybe, Monarch Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Gatwick is unique among London airports in offering significant and equal presence of all three air travel types - full service, low cost and charter.

Among some of the most popular holiday destinations holidaymakers can fly to from Gatwick are Orlando, Malaga, Dalaman and Tenerife.

Virgin Atlantic flights to Orlando from Gatwick are very popular. Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook also offer regular Orlando flights from Gatwick.

Flights to Dalaman are some of the most popular flights from many UK airports at the moment with Gatwick being no exception - a whopping 13 airlines offer flights to Dalaman from Gatwick! Among the airlines offering regular Dalaman flights from Gatwick are Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines and Monarch Airlines.

Flights to Tenerife from Gatwick are operated by six different airlines, among them are Monarch Airlines, Thomson Airways and  Thomas Cook.

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