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

A Special Meeting of GATCOM to consider the Committee’s response to Gatwick Airport Limited’s Northern Runway pre-application consultation will take place on Friday 26 November at 14:00.  This meeting will be held virtually with members in remote attendance.   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 24 November 2021 via secretary@gatcom.org.uk


The next ordinary meeting of GATCOM will take place on Thursday 20 January 2022 at 14:00. 

View all meetings here.

What’s New

Special Meeting of GATCOM – Friday 26 November 2021: the agenda papers for the meeting are available – click here to see.

GATCOM meeting – 14 October 2021:  the agenda papers, presentation slides and key messages from the meeting are available – click here to see.

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.

GATCOM Newsletter – October 2021 – click here