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London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

London , United Kingdom

London Gatwick Airport is the 75th best airport according to our worldwide airport ranking. Almost 43 million air passengers travel through the airport annually, making it the second busiest airport in the UK.

LGW Flight Cancellations and Flight Delays Compensation


On-Time Performance

An average of 360 flights depart from London Gatwick daily. The average flight delay percentage for the airport was 41% in 2016, which is the second highest in the UK. Dublin Airport is the destination that receives the largest traffic from London Gatwick, followed by Geneva Airport and Barcelona Airport. London Gatwick ranks 5.9/10 for punctuality. Last year, 0.84% of all flights departing from the airport were canceled or heavily delayed (more than three hours).

On-time performance for nearby airports

For delays longer than 3 hours and cancellations, airline passengers are entitled to compensation under EU regulation. If you encounter these flight disruptions you could be eligible for up to €600.

On-time performance for nearby airports
Nearby AirportOn-Time Performance
London Heathrow Airport 8.0
London City Airport 7.6
London Stansted Airport 7.2
Flight Delay Compensation

Had a Delayed or Cancelled Flight from LGW Airport?

Every year, 41% of flights departing from London Gatwick Airport are delayed (more than 15 mins) or canceled. AirHelp assists air passengers who have experienced a flight delay or cancellation to get compensation from their airline. Simply enter your flight details for any flight that has been delayed or canceled in the last 3 years to check your eligibility. You could be owed up to €600 in compensation.

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Flights from LGW

London Gatwick is one of the largest international airports in the United Kingdom. It’s the 2nd busiest airport in the nation, with more than 360 flights departing every day. Easyjet, British Airways and Norwegian are the airlines that carry the highest number of passengers from London Gatwick Airport.

Flights from LGW
1. British Airways
2. Norwegian
3. Easyjet
4. Ryanair
5.Thomson Airways

Most Popular Flight Routes

Delayed or Cancelled Flight Routes from LGW

As 41% of flights out of London Gatwick Airport are delayed or canceled, it can be an unreliable airport for reaching your destination on time. However, there are some routes that are affected by flight delays and cancellations more often than others. Here is our list of the routes that are most frequently affected:

Delayed or Cancelled Flight Routes from LGW
RouteFlights disrupted
1.LGW to SAW (Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Istanbul, Turkey)71%
2.LGW to HKG (Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong , Hong Kong (sar) China)62%
3.LGW to LAS (Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, USA)53%

Had a flight delay from LGW in the last 3 years? You could be eligible to claim compensation.

Did you know that any delayed, cancelled or overbooked flight you’ve taken in the last 3 years could be eligible for compensation from the airline? Wherever you’re flying from -- EU, US or international, you have unique passenger rights for the region. For flights from London Gatwick Airport, you could be eligible for up to €600 in compensation for delays or cancellations. Learn more about your air passenger rights when your flight has been delayed and what steps to take next.

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LGW Service & Quality Ratings


Quality of Service

This score is based on a series of public customer review sources, as well as our own internal data.

How Passengers feel about LGW Airport


Passenger sentiment

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About LGW Airport

London Gatwick Airport is a major international airport in the UK. It is the second-busiest airport by total passenger traffic in the United Kingdom. Gatwick is the eighth-busiest airport in Europe.

LGW Airport Location

Gatwick Airport is located in South-East England, 29.5 miles (47.5 km) South of Central London and 3.1 miles (5.0 km) north of Crawley.

Getting around LGW

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Baggage Claim Issues

Baggage Claim Issues at LGW

If you’ve lost your baggage or your luggage was delayed or damaged, you could be entitled to compensation from your airline. Learn more about your rights to compensation and what steps you should take when you experience a luggage-related issue.
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Get compensation when your air travel doesn't go as planned.

If you’ve been on a delayed, cancelled, or disrupted flight in the last three years, the airlines might owe you money for your troubles. Check with AirHelp to see if your flight qualifies for compensation.

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