London Gatwick Airport has recently opened a major addition to the North Terminal. At a cost of GBP 73m the new extension is part of the GBP 1 billion renovation currently underway. Included in the extended building are 2 new check-in islands which British Airways and Emirates airlines will share. The new concourse provides a combination of conventional check-in and fast bag drops as well as ticket counters.
Gate Technologies have supplied the counters totalling 55 operator positions which went fully operational in November. Gate Technologies Ltd worked closely with Gatwick Airport Ltd to come up with a modern design which is clean and simple in appearance, accommodates airline equipment efficiently and contributes to the visual success of the terminal.
The check-in counters were designed, prototyped, manufactured and installed in 16 weeks. Materials used in the desk construction include stainless steel for sides, plinth and bumper, a contemporary wood grained front panel is topped with a solid granite top.