london gatwick airport
About London Gatwick Airport
Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) are the majority shareholders in London Gatwick Airport and have around $18 billion worth of assets under management, all over the world. Business travellers account for approximately 1 in 5 passengers and Gatwick serves almost 50 top European business locations and flies to more destinations than any other airport in the UK.
London Gatwick Airport is just 28 miles south of London and with excellent transport links in and out of the capital, it is quicker to get to Gatwick than any other London airport.
Most UK airports are experiencing rapid growth in passenger traffic as increasing numbers of people travel more frequently, and London Gatwick has seen more growth than most since opening in the 1930's.
London Gatwick Airport is the busiest single runway airport in the world and with more than 40 million passengers passing through the airport in 2015, it is the UK's second busiest airport with more destinations than any other airport in the UK. Month-on-month, the airport sees consecutive growth with an incredible 4.53 million travellers passing through in August 2015 alone.
Recent improvements have been made to the forecourts of both terminals and security facilities. Airport management’s £2 billion expansion plan is now well underway with constant evolution and expansion planned for the foreseeable future.
With the recent introduction of new airlines and new destinations, the demand for parking at London Gatwick has risen to 20% above the current supply and is expected to rise further still if the proposal for a second runway is carried out.
The majority of the millions of travellers arriving at Gatwick, do so by car, about 38% actually. As London Gatwick currently has only 24,000 long stay car parking spaces it simply cannot fulfil the high demand for airport parking so investing in established car parks at the UK´s busiest airports makes perfect financial sense for investors worldwide
This said, long-stay car parking at London Gatwick Airport is an excellent commercial property investment. It is an easy, yet lucrative way to diversify your investment portfolio.
Car parks at London Gatwick operate 24/7 every day of the year. Help Me Park, who operate phases 1 and 2, have been managing airport parking for more than 10 years and now have a 10% market share of Gatwick's official long-stay car parking. Their pricing policy encourages customers to book early to achieve the best pricing as costs rise closer to travel period, similar to the pricing strategy of airlines. Help me Park is listed as a preferred partner on the official London Gatwick Airport website and is the preferred parking company for leading hotel chains serving this airport, including Hilton and Sofitel. Phase 3 has been serving Gatwick for 3 decades and is operated and managed by an airport parking management company with more than 30 years' experience. Check the Gatwick Airport Operator Scheme.
Both management companies offer customers additional security together with a meet and greet valet service. They have both received the official Parkmark award from London Gatwick Airport and also 'Buy with Confidence' credibility from the Trading Standards Authority.