YOUR GUIDE TO LONDON GATWICK AIRPORT
ICAO: EGKK | IATA: LGW | Location: Horley, West Sussex, England 📍
It’s time to shine some light on the one and only Gatwick Airport! Gatwick is a major international airport located just 29.5 miles south of London. A lot of people like to look at Gatwick as the “low cost budget airport” which for the most part is true. Similar to that of Stansted or Luton for example. However, airlines offer a great deal of routes to choose from to Europe and beyond! Although it might look dated in comparison to other major airports, it isn’t actually too bad!
I’ve been fortunate enough to experience what it’s like to work at Gatwick on the ramp and see corners of the airport I never knew existed and let me tell you, working airside as an avgeek is nothing but pure fun. So, for that reason, I would like to unveil what Gatwick has to offer and hopefully convince you to fly there in Infinite Flight!
|Runway Ident||True Heading||Surface Type||Length||Width||ILS Available||Known as the…|
|26L||258°||Grooved Asphalt||10,948ft||151ft||Yes||Main Runway|
|26R||258°||Grooved Asphalt||8,415ft||148ft||No||Northern Runway|
|08R||078°||Grooved Asphalt||10,948ft||151ft||Yes||Main Runway|
|08L||078°||Grooved Asphalt||8,415ft||148ft||No||Northern Runway|
26L/08R - Main Runway: This runway is used used for all arrivals and departures. However, it can be shut through the early hours of the morning for resurfacing.
26R/08L - Northern Runway: This runway is mostly used as a taxiway. However, when 26L/08R is closed it may be used! We simulate the runway closure in Infinite Flight with a TFR.
London Gatwick has two main terminals. These being the…
Here’s the North Terminal. This has to be my personal favourite due to the skybridge that connects the main terminal to Pier 6! The north terminal is divided into piers. These being Piers 4, 5 & 6.
This is the South Terminal. This terminal consists of another three piers. These being Piers 1, 2 & 3.
Below is a list of airlines that operate at London Gatwick along with their respective terminals! If you’re trying to be ultra-realistic you can refer to the following table:
|Aer Lingus||South Terminal|
|Air Arabia Maroc||South Terminal|
|Air Baltic||South Terminal|
|Air Europa||South Terminal|
|Air Malta||South Terminal|
|Air Transat||North Terminal|
|Bamboo Airways||South Terminal|
|BH Air||South Terminal|
|British Airways||South Terminal|
|Corendon Airlines||South Terminal|
|Croatia Airlines||South Terminal|
|Eastern Airways||South Terminal|
|Enter Air||South Terminal|
|Iberia Express||South Terminal|
|Iceland Air||North Terminal|
|Qatar Airways||North Terminal|
|Royal Air Maroc||North Terminal|
|TAP Portugal||South Terminal|
|Titan Airways||South Terminal|
|Turkish Airlines||South Terminal|
|Wizz Air||South Terminal|
Beforeeeeee you go crazy, note that there is one aircraft that’s not permitted to taxi beneath the skybridge. Any guesses? That’s right, the A380. That doesn’t mean the queen of the skies can’t fit though…
The purpose of the skybridge is to connect the main terminal to pier 6. This is undoubtedly one of the best areas in the entire airport for both passengers and avgeeks. Passengers can enjoy the peacefulness whilst avgeeks can enjoy the views! If you ever find yourself travelling from the North Terminal and the departure board says that your gate is between 101 to 113, you’ll be crossing the bridge!
Frequencies within Infinite Flight at Gatwick and surrounding areas:
|EGKK ATIS (Automatic Terminal Information Service)||136.52|
Departure & Arrival Procedures
Here are all of the remote stands at Gatwick. There are quire a few and they all mostly serve the same purpose. However, some remote stands in particular are commonly used for aircraft storage, aircraft cleaning and private jets. These being stands 230 to 235!
That’s it! Hopefully you’ve found this useful