London Gatwick Airport Reviews
London Gatwick Airport Reviews
London Gatwick Airport (IATA: LGW, ICAO: EGKK) is located 3.1 mi (5.0 km) north of the centre of Crawley, West Sussex, and 29.5 mi (47.5 km) south of Central London.
Also known as Gatwick Airport, it is London’s second largest international airport and second busiest by total passenger traffic in the United Kingdom after Heathrow. Furthermore, Gatwick is Europe’s leading airport for point-to-point flights and has the world’s busiest single-use runway with a maximum of 55 aircraft movements per hour. Its two terminals – North and South – cover an area of 98,000 m2 (1,050,000 sq ft) and 160,000 m2 (1,700,000 sq ft) respectively. In 2013, 35.4 million passengers passed through Gatwick.
The London Gatwick Airport is a base for scheduled operators Aer Lingus, British Airways (BA), EasyJet, Monarch Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Virgin Atlantic, as well as charter airlines including Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways.
London Gatwick Airport is unique amongst London’s airports in having a significant airline presence representing each of the three main airline business models: full service, low/no frills and charter. In its 2011/12 financial year, these respectively accounted for 33%, 55% and 11% of total passenger traffic.
ATMs / Cash Machines – Cash machines are available in both terminals, airside and landside.
Baggage Trolleys – Available for a refundable deposit of £1, €1 or US 25-cent coin.
Car Rentals – Alamo • Avis • Dollar • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • National • Thrifty. Location: Car Rental Facility across from the North Terminal.
Chapel / Prayer Room – Locations: South Terminal, Landside, near Caffè Nero and North Terminal, Landside, beside International Arrivals. Hours: open 24 hours.
Currency Exchange – Moneycorp has exchange desks and ATMS located throughout both terminals. Hours: open 24 hours.
Food / Restaurants – There are several 24 hour food and beverage concessions available:
»North Terminal: M&S Simply Food (Landside) • Costa Coffee (Arrivals) • Starbucks (Airside)
»South Terminal: Caffe Nero (Landside) • Costa Coffee (Arrivals) • McDonalds (Airside) • Pret a Manger (Airside) •
Games Rooms – GameGrid provides arcade entertainment including air hockey, table football and computer games. Locations: Airside and Landside
Kid’s Zones – Special kid’s areas offer play areas and tv lounges for your children, as well as seating for grown-ups. Locations: North Terminal (Airside, behind Boots) and South Terminal (Airside, upstairs, opposite Cafe Rouge).
Luggage Storage / Lockers – Location: Arrivals Level in North and South Terminals. Rates: £8.00 per item per day. Hours: open 24 hours
Mobile Charging – If you don’t have your mobile charger, you can charge your phone at Chargebox. Locations: North and South Terminal departure lounges. Rate: £1.50 for 30 minutes
Pharmacy – Boots has locations in the North Terminal (Landside & Airside) and South Terminal (Arrivals and Airside).
Showers – Showers are available. Location: South Terminal, opposite the Beehive Bar and restaurant and North Terminal, No. 1 Lounge.
Take a Walk – If you want to get out and enjoy the fresh air, there is a national bicycle path that leads to the airport. According to a site visitor “the path led quickly off the site and wound through a pretty wooded suburban area”.
Internet: Free WiFi is available at the London Gatwick Airport for 45 minutes. For additional time, Boingo offers different plans. McDonald’s offers Free WiFi (South Terminal, Airside). Internet kiosks are also available throughout the terminals.
Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours
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