Passengers at Gatwick Airport will be able to enjoy new features as part of a multi-million-pound transformation.

Those travelling through the airport’s North Terminal will have more space to relax, shop and eat, with new seating with power points also available.

The project, which will see more than £10 million invested in the improvements, will provide passengers with a more personalised experience, the airport says.

It is the first major overhaul of the departure lounge since the airport first opened in 1988.

The Argus: The North Terminal of the airport will be transformed for passengersThe North Terminal of the airport will be transformed for passengers (Image: Gatwick Airport)

Rachel Bulford, retail director at Gatwick Airport, said: “The redevelopment of our North Terminal is aligned with our refreshed brand and vision.

“The new features and layout will make the space easier for our passengers to find their way around and ensure they have a more enjoyable and efficient journey through the departure lounge.

“The varied seating areas, charging points and pleasant environment will also give passengers the freedom to spend more time doing what they want, whether they’re looking for a space to relax before their flight, do some shopping, sit down for a meal or send some last-minute emails.

“It’s important that we create a unique sense of place for our passengers, not only through our retail and restaurant provision but also the look and feel of the departure lounge.

“We want to recognise Gatwick’s location as a London airport, while also celebrating being in the heart of the south-east and all the fantastic things the region has to offer.”

The transformed terminal is scheduled to be completed in early 2024.


The project is part of a wider development programme, which includes investment in the railway station, modernisation and expansion across the airport.

Gatwick is also preparing a planning application to bring its northern runway into regular use for departures, alongside its main runway.

The plan aims to improve the airport’s resilience, reduce delays and provide a significant boost to the national and regional economy by supporting trade, tourism and new jobs.

More than 32 million passengers travelled through Gatwick Airport last year.