Gatwick owners partner with leading global airport operator VINCI Airports
Gatwick Airport’s owners, Global Infrastructure Partners, have announced the formation of a new partnership with VINCI Airports.
VINCI Airports, a global airport operator running 46 airports across 12 countries, will take a 50.01% stake in Gatwick Airport.
Global Infrastructure Partners will keep its role in the day-to-day running and management of Gatwick Airport.
Gatwick’s Chairman Sir David Higgins, said:
“We very much welcome this commitment from VINCI Airports to Gatwick which is a vote of confidence in Gatwick and its future potential.”
Gatwick Airport Chief Executive, Stewart Wingate, said:
“Our Chairman and I, along with our senior management team, will all remain at Gatwick and look forward to improving services further for our passengers. There will be no changes to the immediate running of Gatwick and we expect the transaction to complete by the middle of next year.
“This is good news for the airport as it will mean both continuity but also further investment for passengers over the coming years to improve our services further. We currently fly to over 220 destinations around the world and are ambitious to do even more in the years ahead.”