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Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport is located 29.5 miles (47.5 km) south of Central London, it is London’s second-largest international airport and the second-busiest (by total passenger traffic) in the United Kingdom (after Heathrow). In 2013, 35.4 million passengers passed through the airport.

Gatwick is unusual amongst London’s airports has it deals with full service, low-no frills,charter and business airlines.

There was a racecourse at Gatwick and a aerodrome was built next to it in the 1920s, in the 1930 the first commercial flights were undertaken and in the war was used by military aircraft.

After the war it was developed as a civilian airfield , it success was such that in 1987 it had more passengers than New York JFK airport with nearly 16 million passengers.
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Facilities

Gatwick has a wide range of facilities and serves to find out more click here

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Connections
Road

The airport is accessible from a motorway spur road at junction 9A of the M23, which links to the main M23 motorway 1 mile (1.6 km) east at junction 9. The M23 connects with London’s orbital motorway, the M25, 9 miles (14 km) north; this provides access to much of Greater London The airport has long and short-stay car parks at the airport and off-site.

Rail

The airport railway station, next to South Terminal, provides connections along the Brighton Main Line to Victoria Station and London Bridge and Brighton, Worthing, Eastbourne, Portsmouth and Bognor Regis to the south. Although the Gatwick Express to Victoria (operated by Southern) is the best-known service from the station, other companies (including First Capital Connect and First Great Western) also use the station and Southern services Victoria and London Bridge under its own name. First Capital Connect provide direct trains to Luton Airport; First Great Western trains directly link Reading and connect to Oxford and the west.

Bus and Coaches

National Express Coaches operates coaches to Heathrow Airport, Stansted Airport and cities and towns throughout the region and country. Oxford Bus Company operate direct services to Oxford, and EasyBus operates mini-coaches from both terminals to Earls Court and West Brompton.

Local buses connect North and South Terminals with Crawley, Horley, Redhill, Horsham and Caterham. Services are offered by Metrobus and Fastway.

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