A £1bn plan to modernise Gatwick airport has been revealed by new owner Global Infrastructure Partners.
The south terminal departure lounge, north terminal interchange, baggage systems, entrance forecourts and immigration hall will be the main focus of the improvements. BAA sold Gatwick to Global Infrastructure Partners for £1.5bn last October.
Gatwick airport chief executive Stewart Wingate said: “Gatwick has long been recognised as London’s favourite airport, a more friendly and enjoyable place to travel. It’s by building on these qualities and investing in new facilities that Gatwick will go from strength to strength.”
A new South East Airports Taskforce will aim to tackle problems with congestion at London airports under plans announced by the government last week.