Name: Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport Code: LGW
Passenger Numbers: London Gatwick handles around 33 million passengers every year.
Date of inauguration: Gatwick Airport opened in 1958
Number of Airlines Using Airport: There are about 90 airlines currently using Gatwick
Gatwick Airport or to give it it’s offical name London Gatwick (LGW) is not actually in London, it is located in West Sussex, which is about 20 minutes from central london if you use the Gatwick Express. Driving time from central London to Gatwick Airport will vary depending on what time of day you are travelling, and the chosen rout,e but you should allow at least 90 minutes.
There are currently two terminal buildings at Gatwick Airport, the North Terminal and the South Terminal which are linked via a free monorail shuttle service. Across the two terminal buildings at Gatwick there are 317 check-in desks (191 in the south terminal and 126 in the north terminal).
The North Terminal at Gatwick Airport
Various airlines fly to and from a variety of different locations at the North Terminal so you will need to check against your flight number to see exactly which terminal you are due to fly in to or out of.
The South Terminal at Gatwick Airport
The checking-in facilities at the South Terminal of Gatwick Airport are located on the second floor and the designated check-in areas are again clearly marked by the illuminated yellow cubes. In total you will currently find 191 check-in desks at the south terminal.