Now in its 51st year providing for aviation enthusiasts in the Gatwick area.
The monthly magazine Hawkeye is now no longer in production, having completed 50 years of publication. To find out what has been happening at Gatwick over the last few days, click the 'movements' tab above, then 'daily listings' in the drop-down, and enter the relevant date. For more general news items see below. Other activities include regular slide shows, an annual International Enthusiasts Fair and aviation publications.
HB-ILD, a Balair Cargo DC-4 pictured way back when...
Image from Pierre-Alain Petit via Tom Singfield.
The final slide-show of the spring season will be on Friday 25th May at K2 in an upstairs conference room, £4 admission.
19.05.18 AIRLINE NEWS-AIR CHINA has received the necessary clearances to open a service to Gatwick from Chengdu in July;
From 3rd July, on Tue, Fri & Sun, CA423, STA2205, Chengdu, A330
19.05.18 AIRLINE NEWS-TURKISH AIRLINES will begin a new service from Bodrum in June;
From 13th June, on Wed & Sat, TK822, STA2100, Bodrum, B738
19.05.18 AIRLINE NEWS-VIRGIN ATLANTIC has finally moved one of the newly acquired A330s in, after starting work from Manchester G-VMNK ferried down on 15th May to begin services to the West Indies.
18.05.18 AIRPORT NEWS A survey of England's busiest railway stations has rated them for passenger satisfaction, and to no-one's surprise, Gatwick Airport station was rated worst of the 56 surveyed. The whole route into London fared badly, with Clapham Junction 3rd worst, London Victoria 6th worst, and East Croydon 10th worst!
18.05.18 AIRPORT NEWS Gatwick Airport has often trumpeted the 'PR triumph' that is the claim that it is the worlds busiest single-runway international airport, now challenged by Mumbai, apparently. More noteworthy is that it is now the 34th busiest (by passenger numbers) of any airport worldwide. Atlanta still leads the way, but there are some significant establishments behind Gatwick now, including Mexico City, Miami, Newark, Shanghai, Houston and Minneapolis amongst many others.
01.04.18 AIRLINE NEWS-QATAR AIRWAYS will return to Gatwick in May after a long absence, twice daily, and in June they will add additional arrivals on Fridays & Saturdays. Times vary slightly from day to day, so have been 'averaged';
From Tuesday 22nd May daily, QR329, ETA0715, Doha, 787
From Tuesday 22nd May daily, QR327, ETA1345, Doha, 787
From Friday 15th June on Fri & Sat, QR331, STA2015, Doha, 787
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