Gatwick is finally reopening the South Terminal after two years

GATWICK Airport has reopened its South Terminal after almost two years.

The airport closed the terminal back in June 2020 and operated all flights from the North Terminal due to the pandemic that caused passengers to crash.

Gatwick South Terminal has reopened


Gatwick South Terminal has reopenedPhoto credit: Getty
Passenger numbers are hoping for a recovery by summer


Passenger numbers are hoping for a recovery by summerPhoto credit: Getty

However, the airport reopened to passengers yesterday and forecast passenger numbers would return to normal by the summer.

Chief Executive Stewart Wingate expressed optimism as daily flights rose from 300 to 570.

He said: “We’re going to ramp up very, very quickly over the next two or three weeks.

“We’ll be busy all summer and getting very close to 2019 volumes.”

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He added: “A lot of work has gone into the preparation of our South Terminal and I would like to thank everyone involved as their combined efforts have resulted in us opening a medium-sized airport practically overnight today, which is no easy feat.

“We are now ready and excited to welcome passengers back in large numbers, and our restaurants, shops, cafes and bars also look forward to serving passengers again before they fly on vacation, visit friends and family or important business.” do the trip.”

The shops, cafes and other facilities also underwent months of refurbishment and modernization before opening.

British Airways, Wizz Air and Vueling are among the airlines switching operations from the North to the refurbished South Terminal this week.

EasyJet will fly 120 routes from both terminals of the airport, while BA will operate 35 short-haul European routes, along with Wizz Air’s 25 routes and Vueling’s 16 routes.

Mr Wingate added: “It’s catching up to do.

“People who couldn’t travel now really want to travel.”

British Airways launches their new South Terminal’s low-cost subsidiary tomorrow, which will become BA Euroflyer.

Routes include popular UK tourist destinations such as Faro, Ibiza, Malaga, Marrakech and Tenerife, with tickets from £39 each way.

and Wizz Air recently announced 18 new routes to operate from Gatwick Airport this summer.

Flights include Mallorca, Rome and Venice, with some flights starting as low as £8.99 when booked today.

Airlines such as BA and Wizz Air will operate from the South Terminal


Airlines such as BA and Wizz Air will operate from the South TerminalPhoto credit: Getty Gatwick is finally reopening the South Terminal after two years

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