Welcome to the Gatwick Airport Consultative Committee

Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport which, prior to the COVID pandemic,  handled around 46 million passengers a year. As Gatwick Airport Limited (GAL) continues to make real progress in consolidating its position as London’s airport of choice, GATCOM has a key role in contributing to this work by acting as GAL’s critical friend. We comment on the company’s thinking and, where necessary, challenge what it and other agencies, in both the public and private sectors, are proposing. An airport the size of Gatwick brings huge benefits both nationally and locally – but like all airports, it causes a number of problems and concerns to local communities, particularly on issues such as aircraft noise both in the air and on the ground, pollution, development demands, traffic and parking. Our key purpose is to advise GAL about issues of concern and to stimulate interest both within the airport community and among local people.

We work positively and constructively with the airport management and have developed the right working relationship, with our views being taken seriously within the company, but also by other partners, including the Department for Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority. GATCOM meets quarterly and discusses a wide range of topics. You are welcome to attend our meetings to observe proceedings. You can find details of GATCOM’s work, its meeting papers and minutes and its membership on this website. If you’d like to get in touch, email us at secretary@gatcom.org.uk.

Best wishes

Tom Crowley 
Chairman, GATCOM

Next Meeting

The next meeting of GATCOM is scheduled to take place on Thursday 15 July 2021 at 2.00 p.m.   A limited number of places are available for members of the public to observe the virtual meeting on a first come, first serve basis.  To register your interest to observe the meeting please contact the GATCOM Secretariat by no later than close of business on 12 July 2021 secretary@gatcom.org.uk

A Special Meeting of GATCOM to consider its response to the Government’s Night Flights Consultation is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 24 August 2021 at 2.00 p.m.

View all meetings here.

What’s New

GATCOM Newsletter – July 2021 – click here

GATCOM meeting Thursday 15 July 2021 at 2.00 p.m.  – Click here to see agenda papers and Key Messages.