A five-year investment plan has been set out for Gatwick Airport, which will see the facility extend the Pier 6 western, as well as introduce robotic parking and automated boarding technology.
The Capital Investment Programme (CIP) also identifies the £187 million railway station development, new North Terminal car park, and the expansion of both the international departure lounges in both North and South Terminals.
A few emerging projects have also been revealed for the airport, which include a new special assistance airside lounge for the South Terminal, similar to the popular North Terminal facility which opened in 2018.
These projects, and many more, will be delivered at Gatwick Airport over the next five years as the facility brings its total investment since 2009 to £3.21 billion.
Gatwick’s Chief Executive Officer, Stewart Wingate said: “We always put passengers at the heart of our investment plans and it’s great to see how automation and technology can further enhance the passenger experience. The plans explore ways we can grow capacity sustainably, including providing more space in our departure lounges. This investment will support our existing airlines, help attract new airlines and provide an enhanced service for the millions of people who choose to fly from Gatwick.
“We have outlined our long-term growth strategy in our final master plan and the Capital Investment Programme we are sharing today, gives a more detailed view of our short-term plans which will continue to improve our service proposition and lay foundations for the future,” the Chief Executive Officer added.
The CIP continues Gatwick’s strong environmental commitment. By joining VINCI Airports’ global AirPact policy – the first-ever integrated environmental programme in the airport industry – Gatwick will share best practice with the rest of the network on a number of projects in the CIP, notably electric and hybrid vehicles and recycling facilities.