Gatwick plans to spend extra £1 billion

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"The additional £1 billion investment would enable Gatwick to continue creating the right facilities for passengers and airlines and to deliver an improved passenger experience at every step of the airport journey. Examples of where this investment will be made include:

Continued transformation of our check-in areas in partnership with our airlines to reduce queues and deliver a smoother experience.

A new state-of-the-art security area in North Terminal which will make use of the same award-winning technology processes and customer service introduced in Gatwick’s £45 million South Terminal security area opened in 2011.

Redevelopment of Pier 1 – the UK’s oldest pier – will see the existing pier demolished and a two-storey replacement built. Facilities will include a new baggage system, allowing passengers to use automated fast-bag drops, and new gate rooms linked to five new aircraft stands by air bridges. Airlines will also have the option to offer ‘day before’ check-in, through a new automated bag store system.

Extension of Pier 6 to provide a world-class, 95% pier service – a key requirement for passengers. The project will also increase the number of A380 stands.

Continued partnering with UKBF to improve immigration queues and the overall passenger experience following work already progressed to make facilities in South Terminal lighter, brighter and with an improved layout."