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 14 October 2021 at 2.00 p.m.   

View all meetings here.

What’s New

Gatwick Northern Runway – Public Consultation Launched – Gatwick Airport Limited’s 12 weeks public consultation has been launched and will run from 9 September 2021 to 1 December 2021.  For full details of the consultation material, how people can find out more information and how to respond to the consultation please visit Gatwick Airport Limited’s website at www.gatwickairport.com/futureplans.

Future Night Flight Restrictions Consultation Response – Click here to see GATCOM’s response to the DfT’s consultation.

Special Meeting of GATCOM Tuesday 24 August 2021 at 2.00 p.m.  to consider the Committee’s response to the DfT’s Night Flights consultation – Click here to see agenda papers. 

GATCOM Newsletter – August 2021 – click here