Disruption to Gatwick Express services 30 November

Travelling to Gatwick on the Gatwick Express this Sunday?

Engineering works are set to affect services between London and Gatwick on Sunday 30 November.

The 00:30, 03:30, 04:30 Victoria to Gatwick services and the 00:50, 01:35, 04:35 Gatwick to Victoria services will be replaced by coach services.

From 05:00, services will operate half-hourly in both directions at

  • 00 and 30 minutes past each hour from London Victoria
  • 20 and 51 minutes past each hour from Gatwick

Gatwick to Tobago flights announced

Virgin Atlantic is set to resume Gatwick flights to Tobago next spring.

From March 2015, the airline will offer weekly flights (Sundays) to the southern Caribbean island via St Lucia.

From October 2015, the start of the winter season, flights will increase to two per week – Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The flights will operate on an A330-300 aircraft, offering 33 Upper Class, 48 Premium Economy and 185 Economy seats.

Gatwick Express – no service this Sunday 23 November

There will be more disruption on the Gatwick Express service this weekend.

Engineering works at London Victoria will result in line closures and the cancellation of all Gatwick Express services from 01:00 on Sunday 23 November until 04:00 on Monday 24 November.

Monarch announces new Gatwick destinations

Monarch Airlines is set to launch three new destinations from Gatwick.

Gatwick flights to Ibiza, Larnaca and Rhodes have all been added to Monarch’s summer schedule from Gatwick.

  • Flights to Ibiza will operate up to six times per week, commencing 1 May 2015
  • Flights to Larnaca will operate twice a week, commencing 23 May 2015
  • Flights to Rhodes will operate once a week, commencing 20 May 2015.

Engineering works to affect Gatwick Express 15/11/14

Gatwick Express services will operate twice an hour this Saturday, 15 November 2014, due to engineering works.

Services will leave Victoria Station every hour and 30 minutes past the hour.

From Gatwick Airport, trains will depart at 05 and 35 minutes past the hour.

GACC to hold Gatwick protest meeting

Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (GACC) is holding a protest meeting to discuss the new flight paths and their opposition to a second runway at Gatwick.

The meeting will take place at 2pm on Saturday 22 November at the Apple Tree Centre, Ifield Avenue, Crawley RH11 0AF.

Gatwick Express offers compensation for delays

Did you know that you could be entitled to compensation from Gatwick Express?

Under the Delay Repay Scheme, if your train journey was delayed by more than 30 minutes, regardless of what caused that delay, then you have up to 28 days to file for compensation.

Compensation is based on the type of ticket you have and the length of your delay:

  • Delays of 30-59 minutes will result in 50% of a single ticket price or 25% of a return ticket
  • Delays of one hour or more will see a 100% refund of a single ticket price or 50% of a return ticket
  • Delays of two or more hours will result in a full refund.

You’ll find forms at any Southern Station, including Gatwick and Victoria stations, or you can download a form here: www.gatwickexpress.com/en/your-journey/delay-repay/

You must submit your claim in writing, along with your original ticket and receipt, or a copy of your season ticket, within 28 days of the delay.

Gatwick sees busiest October ever

Gatwick Airport is heading towards two years of consecutive growth after figures just released show passenger numbers were up by 7.8% last month compared with October 2013.

More than 3.3 million passengers passed through the airport in October, an increase of 241,600 people, making October the 20th month of consecutive growth for Gatwick.

Contributing to the growth was a 17.5% increase in North Atlantic passengers, a 11.3% increase in other long haul and a 9.9% increase in European scheduled passengers.

In a rolling 12-month period (November 2013 – October 2014), passenger numbers were up 7.2% compared to the previous 12 months, while air transport movements were up 4.4%. Cargo (metric tonnes), however, was down by 10.9% on the previous 12 months

Gatwick will surely expect the continued increase in passengers to assist it in its campaign to build a second runway.

Busy half-term holiday for Gatwick

Around one million passengers passed through Gatwick during the October half-term holiday.

The busiest days were Friday 24 October when around 64,000 passengers passed through the airport, and Sunday 2 November, which saw around 60,000 people return to the airport.

Topping the list of destinations was Barcelona, followed by Dublin, while the most popular long-haul destination was Orlando.

The full Top 10 list of destinations for October 2014 half-term were:

  1. Barcelona
  2. Dublin
  3. Tenerife
  4. Amsterdam
  5. Orlando
  6. Malaga
  7. Venice
  8. Copenhagen
  9. Edinburgh
  10. Madrid

More misery for Gatwick Express passengers

Engineering works taking place this coming Sunday, 9 November 2014, will see more disruptions on the Gatwick Express service.

The following services will be replaced by buses:

  • 03:30 and 04:30 from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  • 01:35 and 04:35 from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria.

From 5am, a reduced service will operate half-hourly.

Trains will depart at the following times:

  • On the hour and 30 minutes past each hour from London Victoria
  • 20 and 50 minutes past the hour from Gatwick.