As Gatwick Airport is the second busiest airport in the UK, it is a good idea to be fully prepared with all the information you need before you arrive on the day. One of the most important things to know is which terminal your flight departs from or arrives upon landing. Gatwick Airport has two terminals, the North and the South Terminal and it's home to 47 airlines, operating flights every day of the year. The North Terminal hosts 18 airlines and the South Terminal 29 (all flights are currently operating from the North Terminal due to the COVID-19 crisis).
Whether you are flying with Aegean, China Airlines, easyJet,TUI or one of the many other airlines, in this ‘which terminal Gatwick’ guide, you'll find the most updated information for all airlines. We have put together the table below with the airlines, the airline codes, the terminal of operation, and a bonus point about airport parking. We even searched if there are any recent changes that may affect your flight!
|Airline||Airline Code||Terminal||Find Parking|
|Aegean Airlines||A3||South||South Parking|
|Aer Lingus||EI||South||South Parking|
|Air Arabia Maroc||3O||South||South Parking|
|Air China||CA||North||North Parking|
|Air Transat||TS||North||North Parking|
|Air Europa||UX||South||South Parking|
|Air Malta||KM||South||South Parking|
|Azores Airlines||S4||South||South Parking|
|British Airlines||BA||South||South Parking|
|Cathay Pacific||CX||South||South Parking|
|China Airlines||CI||South||South Parking|
|China Eastern||MU||North||North Parking|
|Croatia Airlines||OU||South||South Parking|
|Finnair||AY||*see below||*see below|
|Georgian Airways||A9||North||North Parking|
|Iberia Express||IBS||South||South Parking|
|Iraqi Airways||IAW||South||South Parking|
|Montenegro Airways||YM||South||South Parking|
|Qatar Airways||QR||North||North Parking|
|Royal Air Maroc||AT||North||North Parking|
|TAP Air Portugal||TP||South||South Parking|
|Titan Airways||ZT||South||South Parking|
|TUI (by Norwegian)||BY||South||South Parking|
|Tunis Air||TU||South||South Parking|
|Turkish Airlines||TK||North||North Parking|
|Virgin Atlantic||VS||North||North Parking|
|Wizz Air||W6||North||North Parking|
Due to COVID-19 and the reduced flight traffic, the airport authority has decided that all flights will operate solely from the North Terminal while the South Terminal remains closed. For that reason, when looking for which terminal at Gatwick, be sure that you’re looking at the most recent and accurate information.
This temporary measure means that the 29 airlines of the South Terminal are now operating from the North. As a result of this decision, South Terminal lounges, duty-free shops, restaurants, and cafes are temporarily closed. Many of the North Terminal shops and eateries are now open but their opening hours may vary. In terms of transportation, if you take the train to the airport, you can then board the free inter-terminal shuttle to go from the South to the North terminal. For those of you who plan to drive to the airport, you may need to pre-arrange airport parking near Gatwick Airport as the on-site North Terminal car parks will be crowded.
It has been announced that Finnair is changing terminals. It will soon move from the South to the North Terminal permanently. For live information, go to the official airport Gatwick Which Terminal page, and insert your travel dates to see from which terminal your flight operates.
Wizz Air opens a new base at Gatwick airport with one new aircraft and three new routes to the following destinations: Athens, Naples, Lanzarote, and Malta. Wizz Air facilities are on the North Terminal.
*Flights will start from 22 October 2020. For more information visit the official airline website.
TUI has two bases, one in each Terminal. You’ll find the one as TUI, situated in North Terminal, and the other as TUI South Terminal, which is operated by Norwegian. If you’re not sure where your flight departs from, contact the airline directly or visit the Gatwick Airport which terminal section on the official webpage.
Inactive Airlines at Gatwick Airport
Some airlines have suspended all flights until further notice. According to the most recent update, airlines still inactive are Aegean, Aer Lingus, Aeroloft, Air China, Aurigny, Austrian, Azores Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Croatia Airlines, Georgian Airways, Iberia Express, Jazeera Airways, Montenegro, Airlines, RwandAir, Swiss.
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Please note that the information above is provided for reference only, and does not constitute travel advice. Last update was in October 2020. For the most recent and relevant information about Gatwick Airport, you should check the official website at: www.gatwickairport.com.