Gatwick Airport under new management
Tue, 21 Sep, 2010
Gatwick Airport has taken on new owners, moving away from its former status as one of the seven BAA group airports.
Writing for Flight News Daily, Graham Dunn reported that Gatwick was "making a point" in standing out from other London-based airports.
Chief executive for the airport Stewart Wingate expressed his delight at the high spirits of staff, claiming that the arrival of a new management team had energised workers.
"We are not just investing for the sake of investing," he said. "Its not about adding to capacity, it is about making it more contemporary."
Earlier in the month, Gatwick Airport reported a record number of seats filled on its flights during August, despite seeing a drop in the overall number of passengers travelling through its terminals.
Mr Wingate also told of plans to streamline the airport's airfield operations and highlighted the importance of improving operational efficiency as part of the ongoing improvements already underway at Gatwick.