Gatwick is the world’s most efficient single runway airport and the second largest airport in the UK. Uniquely, they're the successful home to the full mix of airline operators from scheduled to low-cost and charter airlines. Around 50 airlines operate regularly from the airport including British Airways, Cathay Pacific, easyJet, Emirates, Monarch, Norwegian Air, Thomas Cook, Thomson, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and WestJet.
They are the biggest base for easyJet, one of Europe’s most successful airlines, and they're also home to key charter operations such as, Thomson and Thomas Cook.
They're also the airport with most connections to and from other UK regions, with significant numbers of passengers travelling on Flybe, easyJet and Aurigny.
In addition to the major long haul leisure operations of British Airways and Virgin, Gatwick are now seeing the emergence of long haul services to the Far East, with the arrival of Turkish Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Tianjin Airways. These complement the existing long haul services provided by airlines such as Emirates and Norwegian.
Gatwick Airport is owned by a group of international investment funds, of which Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) is the largest shareholder.