A new £1 billion investment has been announced for Gatwick Airport as it marks its fifth year out of the now broken-down BAA monopoly.
A new North Terminal to match its recently-refurbished South Terminal is in the pipeline, which will include £36m put into a new check-in area that will have 60 self-service bag drop units. This is due to open in two phases between late 2015 and early 2016.
Around £30m will be spent on a new security area in the North Terminal in 2016 while both the departure and arrival areas will be refurbished with new restaurant and retail spaces.
“It’s been an incredible five years and this is just the start. Gatwick is changing for the better and the fresh £1billion investment outlined today is a clear signal that we intend to become London’s airport of choice,” said Stewart Wingate, CEO of Gatwick.
The airport has carried six million more passengers in the last five years totalling 38.6m at its peak and is expected to reach 41 million annually in three years.