Gatwick sees significant improvement under GIP ownership

Gatwick is no longer one of the worst airports in the UK, so says an article in the London Evening Standard.

The airport, which was bought by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) in December last year, has seen the end of “Gatwick Hell” – an airport of long queues and surly staff.

Security procedures have been speeded up with Gatwick hitting its target of reducing the time it takes to pass through security – five minutes or less for 95% of passengers, the article reports.

Peter Hall, chairman of Gatwick’s independent Passenger Advisory Group, told the Standard, GIP’s management were “a joy to work with” after four decades of BAA ownership when the airport was permanently in the shadow of Heathrow. “Gatwick’s gone from a four out of 10 to about eight and a half,” he said.

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