Gatwick Airport

They were later to be joined at Gatwick by Caledonian Airways, one of the pioneers of North Atlantic charter flights from the airport. On 1 April 1966 the staterun British Airports Authority came into being and took over the running of ...

Gatwick Airport

The Gatwick story really began when two young men purchased a plot of land near Gatwick Racecourse to develop as a flying field. From these humble beginnings in the 1930s, it has become Britain’s second airport, with 34 million passengers a year passing through the terminals – and this despite it having only a single runway! This lavishly illustrated volume traces its extraordinary early history, including its varied and valuable wartime service under the auspices of the RAF, its subsequent redevelopment in the 1950s and its emergence in the 1960s and beyond – after considerable struggles – as the bustling, modern airport familiar to so many travellers today. It is an unashamedly nostalgic look at this historic airport, its hardworking staff and the iconic planes that have passed through it.

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Gatwick Airport
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Charles Woodley
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-01 - Publisher: The History Press

The Gatwick story really began when two young men purchased a plot of land near Gatwick Racecourse to develop as a flying field. From these humble beginnings in the 1930s, it has become Britain’s second airport, with 34 million passengers a year passing through the terminals – and this despite
Stuck at the Airport
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Harriet Baskas
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-01-01 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Airports used to be places we just passed through on our way to somewhere else. But with an increase in layovers and ever-mounting delays, "dwell-time" in airports has become an inevitable, tedious, and often infuriating part of travel today. This essential guidebook won't get you where you want to go
The future of BAA
Language: en
Pages: 175
Authors: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-03-14 - Publisher: The Stationery Office

BAA Limited owns and operates seven UK airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Southampton, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. They handle nearly 150 million passengers a year, and are a vital part of the country's transport infrastructure. In the light of the Office of Fair Trading's referral of BAA to the Competition Commission,
BUG Britain and Ireland
Language: en
Pages: 437
Authors: Backpackers Guide (BUG)
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: BUG Backpackers Guide

The BUG travel guidebook series focuses solely on the needs of the backpacking traveller and books in this series will be comprehensively updated with a new edition released every other year. Budget travel is what we're all about. No flash hotels and fancy banquets - just the most comprehensive information
Putting Passengers First: Disruption at Gatwick, Christmas Eve 2013 -HC 956
Language: en
Pages: 28
Authors: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee, Louise Ellman
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-11 - Publisher: The Stationery Office

Far better contingency planning and preparedness must be put in place by UK airports, and by the airlines that use them, to prevent the kind of chaos that unfolded at Gatwick Airport on Christmas Eve 2013. The problems that unfolded were not new and the whole event should be a