Gatwick Airport unveiled its new five-year investment plan on 13 June, with GBP1.11 billion (USD1.48 billion) allocated for various terminal and airfield improvement projects until 2023.
Meanwhile, work continues to develop a new long-term masterplan for the airport, which is the second-largest in the United Kingdom by passenger volume. By 2023, Gatwick officials expect annual traffic to reach 53 million, compared with 45.56 million in 2017.
The five-year plan allocates GBP266 million in 2018–19, with work to begin soon on Phase 1 of the Pier 6 Western Extension. Other terminal improvements earmarked for 2018 include a new domestic arrivals area with baggage reclaim in the South Terminal; mezzanine-level extension in the North Terminal departure lounge; and a trial of biometric self-boarding technology in the North Terminal.
Gatwick is also encouraging greater use of electric vehicles and the airport is introducing a ground support equipment (GSE) pooling programme.
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