Gatwick Airport Reviews
Also known as London Gatwick Airport, it is the second-busiest airport by total passenger traffic in the United Kingdom, after London Heathrow Airport. The airport opened as an aerodrome in the 1920s, and has been used in several commercial flights since 1933. The airport has two terminals, namely the North Terminal and the South Terminal. The airport operates as a single-runway airport, a second runway is available; however, due to its proximity to the main runway, it can only be used if that (the main runway) is out of use. The airport is owned and operated by Gatwick Airport Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ivy Holdco Limited. Ivy Holdco is, in turn, owned by a consortium of companies, which has changed over time.
Reviews – What People Are Saying
London Gatwick Airport seems to provide a decent services and facilities towards its customers, as the airport receives hundreds and hundreds reviews that consists of average to better contents, giving the airport a good impression of being a decent airport that offers quality services. Here are some of the reviews I’ve read:
“I was here for a 5 hour layover and was convinced by a seatmate to go out and explore a little since I had some time. I think I later regretted it due to some misfortunate events, but another time and place for that 🙂 Exiting was super easy. I had heard from others that passport control was a nightmare because of the number of people, but when I was there, I waited maybe 5 minutes, was directed by a chipper lady to one passport counter, greeted by another chipper british man and had a nice chat with him who let me in no problem, and I was on my way to getting some information about how to get into the city. It would be helpful, if you have a layover, to do some research before hand since I paid what I think was way too much for what I ended up doing with my time, but there were plenty of people available to help you plan a quick trip into the surrounding area and buying tickets was easy. Just…make sure…to realize…trains…delay….very….very…often…in London and the surrounding areas. You’ll be in for a heart attack if you’re not prepared!! Getting back in was also super quick. The airport isn’t huge so you just need a little energy in your step and you can get to your gate no problem. I didn’t have to go through any exit immigration to get a stamp out…so I guess they just don’t give a rat’s ass if you leave. So….don’t worry about it?”
—Sarah C (Fort Lauderdale, United States)
“I found it quite easy to navigate and security was a breeze and very well laid out serviced by people who know what they are doing and how to manage a line efficiently. Its well serviced from a transport point of view and it would make a good airport to connect from to other locations. A fair selection of food stores as well as the usual travel retail and high street stores. Walking time to your gate is a bit of a trek so bear that in mind.”
—Sean G (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
“We flew into Gatwick from Oakland on Norwegian airlines and back again. The security line to get into UK was a bit long (about 45 minutes). It was around 2PM on a Friday. I don’t know if that’s good or bad for US citizens. The train to London (Victoria station) is very convenient. About 30 minutes. I would defibttey fly into Gatwick again and our flights on Norwefian also went without a hitch.”
—Scott S (San Rafael, United States)
The airport has two terminals: the South Terminal and the North Terminal, which are connected by an elevated two-way people mover. The terminals both have restaurants, souvenir shops, landside and airside, and all areas are accessible to disabled passengers. The airport also offers baby changing stations, baby feeding as well as video games facilities and play area for children; business travellers also have a special lounge.
A rail system which connects the airport and the city centre can be found on the Airport As well.
- Airport Code: IATA: LGW – ICAO: EGKK
- Phone number: +44 (0) 844 335 1802
- Website: www.gatwickairport.com
- Flight Information: +44 (0) 844 335 1802
- Postal Address: Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, United Kingdom, RH6 0NP
London Gatwick Airport is a decent airport that offers clean and well-organized facilities that serves its customers the best way as possible. Security lines are a breeze and lounges are plenty and accessible for everyone. You can have a walk around this airport without getting bored or something like that; with their souvenir shops and a wide variety of cafes and restaurants, arriving at the London Gatwick Airport should be a enjoyable experience.