Passenger numbers from the existing runway have grown 34% between 2010/2011 and 2016 with car parking numbers seeing a 20% increase over the same period. There were more than 46.1 million passengers using London Gatwick last year and passenger figures of Q4 2018 showed a record-breaking start into this year.
Gatwick recently announced plans to utilise its emergency runway as a full commercial runway. This is expected to significantly exacerbate the need for additional car parking space which, according to figures released by Gatwick Airport, would see flights increase from their current 281,000 per annum to as many as 390,000 in the next few years.
Prices per car parking space vary considerably depending on the time of year, the length of stay and the amount of notice given prior to booking a car parking space. Prices can range from £4.30 to £12.70 per day for weekly stays or £13 to £29 for one day. In the year to March 2018, Gatwick Airports car parking division generated turnover of £87.8m and net income of £68.3m
13 Acres of Land less than a mile away from Gatwick South Terminal
The Company intends to apply for planning permission to build a car park with a capacity for at least 2200 cars, which could be significantly more if levels were added later.