easyJet has agreed to consolidate its full operation at Gatwick to the North Terminal. Plans are now underway for the consolidation to a single terminal in autumn 2016 which aims to create an easier and improved travel experience for passengers travelling from London Gatwick.
Carolyn McCall, easyJet CEO said, "As our largest base Gatwick is of huge importance to easyJet both strategically and for the millions of our passengers who travel through the airport every year. Moving to one terminal creates the opportunity for easyJet and Gatwick to plan and deliver an improved experience for our passengers always delivering on our ambition to make travel easy and affordable for all of our customers. Our shared ambition is for Gatwick to be both our biggest and best airport.
“Alongside the consolidation to one terminal we also plan to continue to grow at Gatwick through increasing our destinations, further improving our schedule and by deploying larger aircraft as we replace smaller A319s with 180 seat A320s and, from 2017, A320Neos.”
easyJet started flying from London Gatwick Airport in 1999 and now has 57 aircraft based there, operating on 109 routes. The airline flew over 16 million passengers to and from Gatwick in 2014 and has around 1400 cabin crew and 700 pilots operating from the airport.