The two airlines plan for their new partnership to take off on March 30th 2014, combining slots at Heathrow.
The Government must "pull its finger out and start building", Labour said in the wake of today's raft of infrastructure announcements.
Pothole repairs and improvement plans for the A21 in Kent, junctions on the M4, the M23 Gatwick and the A27 Chichester bypass announced.
More passengers are choosing to fly from London Gatwick. The airport saw 3.1 million passengers use it in October 2013 - an increase of 4.3% or 128,000 passengers over the prior year.
The growth in European routes continued with more than 2.3 million passengers choosing to fly from London Gatwick, an increase of 5.6% from last year. An increase in European flights was on key business routes. Destinations including Geneva, Luxembourg and Istanbul added over 100,000 passengers.
The reported loss of traffic to North America, down 10.5%, was nearly all due to US Airways ceasing services from London Gatwick earlier in the year. However, next summer’s launch of three new Norwegian services to the US will help support growth going forward.
Border Force officers at Gatwick Airport have seized approximately a kilo of cocaine with an estimated street value of £100,000.
Border Force officers stopped Roy Michael Grizzle, from Redhurst Drive, Wolverhampton on Thursday after he arrived on a flight from Jamaica.
After questioning the 52-year-old, officers searched luggage and discovered the drugs in the false bottoms of three plastic bottles containing aloe vera drink.
Mr Grizzle was charged with the attempted importation and will next appear at Croydon Crown Court on 22nd November.
– Carole Upshall, Director of Border Force South
Seizures like this demonstrate how Border Force officers are at the forefront of the fight to keep illegal drugs and other banned substances out of the UK.
Anyone with information about activity they suspect may be linked to smuggling should call the smuggling Hotline on 0800 59 5000.
A 30-year-old Hampshire man has been charged with an offence under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act relating to the preparation of terrorist acts. Mashudur Rahman Choudhury was arrested at Gatwick Airport last Saturday.
He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this morning. Chief Inspector Inspector Beth Pirie, from Hampshire Police, said: 'I’d like to reassure the community in Hampshire that the charge relates to activity overseas and there is no perceived threat to the local community.'
With Heathrow, Gatwick, Southampton, Bournemouth and Farnborough airports in our region - many of us are used to living under the flight path. Most people get used to the drone of aircraft noise - but one man from West Sussex - just can't.
Patrick Kiley from East Grinstead is unable to sleep at night because of planes flying over his home . And he's worried that changes to flight paths over Gatwick - could mean the noise will get worse. David Johns has been to meet him.
– Grant Payne, Media Relations Executive
“We are continuing to experience a power outage affecting some operational systems in the South Terminal. Unfortunately this has resulted in some delays for passengers and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We are working hard to fix the problem and have contingencies in place to minimise disruption. We advise all passengers to confirm the status of their flight with the airline and to check in at the terminal they are scheduled to fly from.”
Passengers arriving at Gatwick airport are unable to get off a plane while a powercut causes disruption at the south terminal.