Gatwick’s New Commercial Director

ON NOVEMBER 16 Gatwick announced an addition to its executive management team. Guy Stephenson joins the airport as Commercial Director to lead Gatwick’s airline route development activities and car parking business.
Commenting on the appointment Stewart Wingate, Gatwick Airport CEO said: “I am delighted that Guy has joined the team as Commercial Director, overseeing airline route development and car parking.  “He joins at a very busy and exciting time as we approach the end of our first year as a stand alone airport. We have around £350 million of projects currently underway to help transform Gatwick and improve passenger experience. We also have an ambitious target to grow to more than 40 million passengers over the next decade and become London’s airport of choice. Guy’s extensive commercial experience in the airport and travel industry will be critical to helping us achieve that ambition.”
On his new role, Mr Stephenson said: “I am looking forward to building on the successes delivered so far under Gatwick’s new management. My focus is on developing long-term relationships with new and existing airlines to provide more destinations for passengers to choose from. I will also be looking to introduce real competition in the car parking business to ensure Gatwick’s parking facilities are first choice for passengers.”
Prior to joining Gatwick, Guy was Commercial Director of National Express’ coach division.  He brings with him extensive experience of the airport business, airline-airport relationships and consumer transport markets, having previously been the director of the air transport group at the investment bank, BZW, and the Commercial Director of Thomsonfly (now Thomson Airways, of the TUI Group).