Gatwick Airport (LGW – also known as London Gatwick) is a major international airport in south-east England, 29.5 miles (47.5 km) south of Central London, it is the second-busiest airport in the United Kingdom, after London Heathrow. Gatwick is the eight busiest airports in Europe. Until 2016, it was the busiest single-use runway airport in the world before being overtaken by Mumbai’s Chatrapati Shivali International Airport.
Gatwick opened as an aerodrome in the late 1920s, and has been in use for commercial flights since 1933. The airport has two terminals, the North Terminal and the South Terminal.