Now in its 52nd 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. Scroll down for airline/airport news and slide-show links.
One-Eleven G-AXCP dominates Stand 1 in the spring of 1972.
Image via Tom Singfield.
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The slide-show dates for the autumn/winter of 2019/20 are available, click 'go' below to see them, presenters are confirmed for the first three. Note that the 'season' will start in October.
25.08.19 AIRLINE NEWS-AIR CHINA are set to make a return, this time with a 4x weekly service from Shanghai;
Tue Wed Thu Sat, CA847, ETA0610, Shanghai, A350, from 2nd November
25.08.19 AIRLINE NEWS-DELTA AIRLINES As this operators schedules become entwined with those of partner VIRGIN ATLANTIC, plans have been revealed for services from Gatwick to Boston and JFK next year. The Boston flight will be executed by DELTA AIRLINES, and although still a long way in the future this is what they show currently;
Daily, DL112, STA0845, Boston, 757, from 22nd May 2020
25.08.19 AIRLINE NEWS-LEVEL Though this airline started the summer promising twice daily services to Vienna many have not operated, most weeks average only 8 flights rather than the scheduled 14. The service is to be suspended completely for September and October, though their website does show a resumption after that;
Daily, VK6054, STA1110, Vienna, A321, from 27th October
25.08.19 AIRLINE NEWS-VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRWAYS has made more fleet adjustments involving Gatwick. On 10th August A350 G-VLUX was delivered in from Toulouse as VS835P and stayed a week until departing on the 17th for training at Glasgow as VS870P. It returned from there on 25th August as VS870P. Meanwhile A340 G-VYOU, recently back from its summer sojourn at Newquay, departed to Bournemouth on 23rd August.
02.08.19 AIRLINE NEWS-JAZEERA AIRWAYS will become a new operator for Gatwick when they begin a service from Kuwait in October. It will run daily, although the arrival time varies;
Mon to Thur, JZR1, STA1245, Kuwait, A20N, from 28th October
Fri, JZR1, STA1145, Kuwait, A20N, from 1st November
Sat, JZR1, STA1515, Kuwait, A20N, from 2nd November
Sun, JZR1, STA1050, Kuwait, A20N, from 27th October
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