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Gatwick Airport reopens South Terminal ahead of a busy summer

28 March 2022/Categories: Active Travel & Travel Planning, Aviation

Gatwick reopened its South Terminal and has gone from operating 300 flights a day to one operating around 570 flights.

Gatwick and its partners – including airlines, shops, cafes and bars - have spent months refurbishing, cleaning, updating and testing facilities and equipment that has not been in use since the terminal closed during the pandemic on 15 June 2020.

Many airlines that had been flying from the airport’s North Terminal for the last 21 months, have or are in the process of switching terminals between 27 March and 29 March, including major airlines such as British Airways, Wizz Air, Vueling, Ryanair, Aer Lingus and Norwegian. 

BA will also operate 35 short haul routes to destinations across Europe, Wizz Air 25 European routes and Vueling a total of 16 routes, all from the reopened South Terminal.

Airlines including BA, TUI, Emirates, Qatar, WestJet, Air Transat, Jet Blue and Norse Atlantic are also flying to over 30 long haul destinations direct from Gatwick this summer, including New York, Tampa, Phuket, Mauritius, Dubai, Doha and Bangkok – alongside a range of routes to Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico, including Toronto, Vancouver, Cancun, Antigua and Montego Bay.

The significant increase in the choice of destinations flown direct from the airport – combined with positive booking data to date - indicates that Gatwick is expecting a strong summer season this year.

Stewart Wingate, CEO, Gatwick Airport, said: “After a difficult two years, we know there is significant pent-up demand for international travel, so I advise passengers to book early to make sure they secure the flights they want this summer.

“Reopening our South Terminal and the increase in the choice of flights our airlines are offering is also great news for our local communities, particularly people and their families who rely on the airport for their livelihood, and also the large number of support and supply businesses that depend on a successful airport.”




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