Gatwick Common Terms Agreement
Gatwick has been included in a series of airport capacity assessments in the south-east of England. The extension options included a third terminal and a second runway, although a 40-year agreement was reached in 1979 with West Sussex County Council not to build a second runway.    The extensive operation would allow Gatwick to accommodate more passengers than Heathrow today, with a new terminal between two runways on a large scale. This would complement or replace the south terminal, depending on the expected traffic.  Your consent to the terms and conditions contained on the website is subject to the laws of England and you accept the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in all disputes arising from or related to the use of this site. If you buy tickets or enter contests on this site, special conditions apply to your purchase or entry. These are available to you before you can submit your purchase or entry. You acknowledge that you are financially responsible for all bookings made via the Site with your account data and for any reasonable and foreseeable losses we suffer as a result of your violation of these Terms or neglect in the use of this Site (including if you use your account intentionally or negligently). From 1978 to 2008, many flights to and from the United States used Gatwick because the use of Heathrow in the Bermuda II agreement between the United Kingdom and the United States was limited.
 US Airways, Gatwick`s last US airline, ceased operations between Gatwick and Charlotte on 30 March 2013.  Gatwick thus remained without an American airline for the first time in 35 years.  Prior to the COVID 19 pandemic, Delta Air Lines announced its intention to begin air traffic between Gatwick and Boston`s Logan International Airport in the summer of 2020, making it the first U.S. airline to serve Gatwick since the withdrawal of US Airways service in 2013, but the massive drop in global travel has indefinitely suspended these plans.  On 17 September 2008, BAA announced that it was selling Gatwick following the publication by the Competition Commission of a report on BAA`s dominant position in London and the south-east. On 21 October 2009, it was announced that an agreement had been reached for the sale of Gatwick to a consortium led by Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), which also holds a majority stake in Edinburgh Airport [nb 3] at a cost of $1.51 billion.