The First Fifty YearseBook - 2014
This book covers the development of Gatwick from its beginnings in the 1930s, through its wartime service, its closure for redevelopment, and reopening in 1958 as London's second airport. It chronicles the struggle to attract airlines and services to the airport in the late 1950s, and the impetus provided by the adoption of Gatwick as their base by major operators such as Dan-Air, British United Airways, and Laker Skytrain. The diversification from "bucket and spade" holiday charters into scheduled services worldwide is also covered. This book is unashamed nostalgia for former airport and airline staff, and an eye-opener for users of today's bustling London (Gatwick) Airport.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, The History Press,, 
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource (160 pages)