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Gatwick (London)

Major
Also known as: Gatwick Airport / London Gatwick Airport / RAF Gatwick
County: West Sussex
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1 August 1930
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RAF (Polish) / Civil / Civil (foreign) / RCAF

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Accessorize
  • All Saints
  • Apostrophe
  • Armadillo Cafe and Grill
  • Best of The Best Supercars
  • Boots
  • Bridge Bar and Eating House
  • Cafe Rouge
  • Caffe Nero
  • Caviar House
  • Caviar House & Prunier
  • Copthorne London Gatwick
  • Costa Coffee
  • Courtyard London Gatwick Airport
  • Dixons Travel
  • EAT.
  • En Toast
  • Excess Baggage Company
  • Fat Face
  • Fisher-Price
  • Frankie & Benny's
  • Game Grid
  • Garfunkel's
  • Gatwick Airport Hilton
  • Gatwick Airport Arora
  • Gatwick Airport Corner House
  • Gatwick Airport Crowne Plaza
  • Gatwick Airport Days Hotel
  • Gatwick Airport Ibis Hotel
  • Gatwick Airport Menzies Chequers
  • Gatwick Airport Moat House
  • Gatwick Airport Sofitel
  • Gatwick Airport Travelodge
  • Gatwick Express
  • Giraffe
  • Global Infastructure Partners
  • Glorious Britain
  • Gourmet Hotdog Company
  • Hamleys
  • Harrods
  • Holiday Inn Express Gatwick Crawley
  • Holiday Inn Gatwick Airport
  • Hugo Boss
  • JD
  • Jo Malone
  • Joe's Kitchen and Coffee House
  • Kurt Geiger
  • Lacoste
  • Lloyds No. 1
  • Mango
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Marks & Spencer Simply Food
  • Master of Tme
  • McDonald's
  • Mercure London Gatwick Airport
  • Moneycorp
  • Monsoon
  • Next
  • Pret A Manger
  • Ramada London Gatwick
  • Ray-Ban
  • Red Lion
  • Rituals
  • Rolling Luggage
  • Servisair 
  • Shake-a-Hula
  • Shoe Studio
  • Spectrum Interactive
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Superdry
  • Ted Baker
  • The Flying Horse
  • The Globe Freehouse
  • Tie Rack
  • Travelex
  • WHSmith
  • WHSmith Books
  • World Duty Free
  • World Duty Free Arrival Store
  • World of Whiskies

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • Aviance UK
  • BAA Limited
  • BAA plc
  • British Airports Authority

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Aircraft Delivery Flight
  • No 1 Anti-Aircraft Calibration Flight
  • No 1 Concealment and Decoy Unit
  • No 2 Sqn
  • No 4 Sqn
  • No 8 AACU
  • No 13 Personnel Transit Centre
  • No 18 Sqn
  • No 19 E&RFTS
  • No 19 Sqn
  • No 26 Sqn
  • No 53 Sqn
  • No 57 Sqn
  • No 63 Sqn
  • No 65 Sqn
  • No 74 (Bomber) Wing
  • No 80 Sqn
  • No 92 Sqn
  • No 98 Sqn
  • No 116 Sqn
  • No 123 Airfield
  • No 129 Airfield
  • No 141 Sqn
  • No 162 GS
  • No 168 Sqn
  • No 171 Sqn
  • No 175 Sqn
  • No 183 Sqn
  • No 229 Sqn
  • No 239 Sqn
  • No 268 Sqn
  • No 274 Sqn
  • No 287 Sqn
  • No 309 Sqn
  • No 400 Sqn
  • No 404 Air Stores Park
  • No 407 Air Ammunition Park
  • No 412 (Polish) Repair & Salvage Unit
  • No 414 Sqn
  • No 430 Sqn
  • No 655 Sqn
  • No 2701 Sqn RAF Regiment 
  • No 2702 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2710 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2736 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2742 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2749 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2765 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2773 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2786 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2792 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2793 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2798 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2822 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2881 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2883 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • No 2895 Sqn RAF Regiment
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  • Advanced Flying Training Air Centre
  • Aegean Airlines
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  • Air Europe Express
  • Air Links
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  • Air Mauritius
  • Air Moldova
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  • Air New Zealand
  • Air Nigeria
  • Air One
  • Air Safaris
  • Air Seychelles
  • Air Southwest
  • Air Transat
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  • Air UK Leisure
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  • AirAsia X
  • AirBaltic
  • Airtours International Airways
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  • Airworld
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  • Ariana Afghan Airlines
  • Astraeus
  • Aurigny Air Services
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Avianca
  • Azerbaijan Airlines
  • BA Connect
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  • BEA Helicopters
  • Belavia
  • BH Air
  • bmibaby
  • Braathens SAFE
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  • British Airways Ltd
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  • Centralwings
  • Cimber Sterling
  • Ciro’s Aviation
  • Continental Airlines
  • Croatia Airlines
  • Cubana de Aviacion
  • Cyprus Turkish Airlines
  • Czech Airlines
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  • Ferranti Helicopters
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  • Hamburg International
  • Highland Express Airways
  • Hong Kong Airlines
  • Icelandair
  • Iraqi Airways
  • Jat Airways
  • Jersey Airlines
  • Jet Armenia
  • Korean Air
  • Lloyd International Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Maitland Drewery Aviation
  • Malev Hungarian Airlines
  • Malinair
  • Meridiana Fly
  • Monarch Airlines
  • Montenegro Airlines
  • Morton Air Services
  • MyTravel Airways
  • Nav-Air Flying Training
  • Neos
  • Nepal Airlines
  • Nigeria Airways
  • Northwest Airlines
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle
  • Nouvelair
  • Novair International Airways
  • Olympic Air
  • Olympic Airlines
  • Pan Am
  • Pegasus Airlines
  • Philippine Airlines
  • Pulkovo
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  • Rossiya
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  • Royal Jordanian
  • Ryanair
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  • Skyways Coach-Air
  • Small Planet Airlines
  • SN Brussels Airlines
  • Spanair
  • Star1 Airlines
  • Sudan Airways
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • Sunwing Airlines
  • Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces (RAF) Communication Sqn
  • Surrey Aero Club
  • TAP Portugal
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Thomson Airways
  • Trans European Airways
  • Trans World Airlines
  • Transaero
  • Transair
  • Transbrasil
  • Tunisair
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Ukraine International Airlines
  • US Airways
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Viking Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways
  • Virgin Express
  • Virgin Sun
  • Vueling
  • Westminster Airways

The official opening of Gatwick Airport, 1936. Courtesy of British Pathé

The former combined control tower and terminal building at Gatwick, c. 2014. Courtesy of Abandoned UK

 

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