Gatwick Airport is London's second largest airport and the second busiest airport in the United Kingdom after Heathrow. It is the world's 22nd busiest airport in terms of passengers per year (7th in terms of international passengers). It is also often quoted as the world's busiest single runway airport, although strictly speaking it now has a second 'stand-by' runway, which can only be used when the main runway is out of use.
Gatwick is located in Crawley, West Sussex (originally Charlwood, Surrey) 5 km north of the town centre, 46 km south of London and 40 km north of Brighton.
Gatwick is owned and operated by BAA, which also owns and operates six other UK airports,including Heathrow, and is itself owned by an international consortium led by the Spanish Ferrovial Group.
The airport is a major operational base for British Airways, easyJet and Virgin Atlantic. The airport is also a major base for a number of charter airlines including First Choice Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomsonfly and XL Airways.
London gatwick airport covers flights to Antalya, Bodrum, Dalaman, Istanbul, Izmir