Economic regulation of Gatwick Airport

We have now published the findings and conclusions of our mid-term review of the regulatory framework that we currently apply at Gatwick Airport.

Many aspects of the new framework are working well, including GAL agreeing bilateral contracts with airlines representing more than 85% of passengers, traffic growth exceeding expectations and overall passenger satisfaction increasing, and GAL holding its charges below the ‘fair price’ benchmark and meeting most of its service quality targets. None of the airlines we spoke to argued for a return to the previous form of regulation.

SW2016/186