Gatwick Airport launches coach service
Wed, 24 Jun, 2009
Gatwick Airport has unveiled a new coach service to link it with north Kent.
Head of sustainability at the airport Liz Trevor said that it was a step towards the goal of having 40 per cent of passengers use public transport.
Kent county council and Medway council have given their backing to the scheme, which is funded by Gatwick and operated by Excel.
It provides coaches every two hours, leaving from Chatham Docks.
Passengers can use free wifi and also have air conditioning and reclining seats.
Gatwick is the UK's second biggest airport and is the world's busiest one with a single runway.
Within its airport parking facilities, there are spaces for 33,414 vehicles.
Some 3,755 of these are for short stays.
It has two terminals and is 28 miles south of London.
There are 80 airlines operating at the airport, letting people fly to more than 200 different places.
Gatwick Airport has a workforce of about 25,000 people.