EasyJet has signed a seven-year contract to continue flying out of Gatwick Airport.
Stewart Wingate, CEO of London Gatwick, said: “This partnership with easyJet is a landmark deal in London Gatwick’s history.
“Four years after the end of the BAA monopoly at the airport, this partnership highlights how far we have come to be able to operate within a new framework of commitments and contracts.
“For passengers travelling with easyJet, they will have more choice, competitive fares and an even better experience. It is positive news for both business and leisure passengers travelling with easyJet from Gatwick.”
Carolyn McCall, CEO of easyJet, said: “Gatwick is our largest base so it is of strategic importance to secure this new agreement with Gatwick Airport.
“This agreement gives easyJet certainty on passenger charges over the next seven years and a clear incentive to continue to grow.
“More importantly, it will create a framework for easyJet and Gatwick to plan and deliver an improved experience for our passengers.
“Our shared ambition is for Gatwick to be both our biggest and best airport.”