Vodafone 5G network live at Gatwick airport terminals in time for the Easter holidays

Vodafone’s 5G network is now live in the North and South Terminals at London’s Gatwick Airport. Thanks to 5G’s supersonic speeds, increased capacity and greater reliability compared to 4G, travellers will be able to download boxsets, make last-minute bookings, and check the status of their flights faster than ever before. Gatwick airport 5g

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Businesses at Gatwick’s terminals, as well as the airport operator itself, will also be able to use Vodafone’s 5G network to help improve their operations. Some of Vodafone’s earliest demonstrations of 5G and its benefits took place at transport hubs, from Manchester Airport to Birmingham New Street station, as 5G’s high capacity is especially useful in crowded locations.

The bolstered mobile coverage at Gatwick follows other improvements in Vodafone’s UK network, from using the latest mast technology to improve rural coverage to using phone boxes to improve reception in towns and cities.

Andrea Dona, UK Chief Network Officer for Vodafone, said: “The arrival of Vodafone 5G across Gatwick will mean holidaymakers and business travellers will now have our fastest data coverage – perfect for downloading those boxsets and movies or last-minute work zoom calls and business emails before stepping on to the plane.

“Going forward, Vodafone 5G can also play an important part in Gatwick’s growth, supporting the technology the airport relies on to operate as well as the businesses based there.” Gatwick airport 5g

Gatwick passengers can choose from more than 30 long-haul destinations – including new routes to Bangkok, Quebec, Montreal and Islamabad – as South Terminal reopens  Gatwick airport 5g

Gatwick Airport passengers will be able to choose from a range of more than 30 exciting long-haul destinations this summer, including Bangkok, Quebec and Islamabad, with the airport’s South Terminal reopening on 27 March.  

Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, is among several providing new long-haul services from Gatwick in the coming months, as it fully launches its twice-weekly service to Bangkok (with onward connection to Singapore) today. 

Norse Atlantic last week became Gatwick’s latest new airline, when it announced it would be launching affordable, long-haul routes this summer, having secured valuable slots at the airport.  

Air Transat will begin flying from Gatwick to Canadian cities Montreal and Quebec from 2 May and 11 May respectively. The new route to Quebec will be the only direct flight operating between London and the Canadian city.  

British Airways will also be adding a daily service to Islamabad to its Gatwick operations from 27 March and restarting its New York service from 28 May, while Qatar Airways will resume its daily flight to Doha from Gatwick on 5 June.  

Tickets to a wide range of other exciting long-haul routes from Gatwick – operated by BA, TUI, WestJet and Air Transat – are also on sale, including Tampa, PhuketMauritius and Doha – alongside cities across Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico, including Toronto, Vancouver, Cancun, Antigua and Jamaica.  

Gatwick is part of VINCI Airports’ diversified network of 53 airports in 12 countries and is actively perusing even more new connections to increase travel and tourism choices for passengers, as well as support for business and the economy. 

From March 27, Gatwick is advising passengers to arrive early as the terminals may be busy and is also asking that all passengers – regardless of airline – check the terminal they are flying from with their airline before they come to the airport. 

Stephanie Wear, VP of Aviation Development, Gatwick Airport said: “Adding the likes of Bangkok, Quebec, Montreal and Islamabad to the fantastic selection of long-haul routes from Gatwick is great news for our passengers, including tourists and businesses across the south-east.  

“The additions of Scoot and Norse Atlantic to the Gatwick family highlights the importance of Gatwick to airlines and we are equally delighted to welcome Qatar Airways back to the airport this summer too. As we look to grow back following the impacts of the pandemic, we hope to be able to add more long-haul routes to our range of destinations and continue to reconnect people and places across the world.”  

Passengers travelling through Gatwick Airport will also now be able to take advantage of Vodafone’s next generation 5G mobile network across both North and South Terminals, as Gatwick becomes the first airport in the UK to offer such an extensive 5G service.  

The improvements to Vodafone’s mobile coverage, deployed over the last 18 months, mean that both Gatwick’s Arrivals and Departure Lounges now benefit from the faster speeds and greater reliability of a 5G mobile network. This is great news for those wishing to keep children entertained with games or download films – particularly useful ahead of a long-haul flight.  

In a Gatwick poll of best family-friendly movies to download, 2021 Disney film Encanto came out on top, with 61% of the votes across Twitter and LinkedIn. This was followed by Ron’s Gone Wrong (19%), Vivo (11%) and Netflix animation, Back To The Outback (9%).  


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