One of Europe’s leading airports has checked in with Surrey Digital Awards as a sponsor.
Gatwick Airport – which boasts the busiest single-use runway in the world – is to sponsor the “Mobile App” category at SDA16.
The Surrey Digital Awards is the first and only scheme to exclusively recognise the online achievements of businesses, schools and charities from across the county.
Gatwick Airport – just a 30-minute train journey from Central London via the Gatwick Express – has transformed its marketing communications through digital technology in the past decade.
It commands a Facebook audience of more than 103,000 and has a Twitter following in excess of 256,500 (correct at 23/02/2016).
It also runs a real time arrivals and departures board through http://gatwickairport.com for the North and South Terminals.
The site also offers a journey planner covering car/motorbike, rail, coach/bus, bicycle and taxi options for passengers.
To underline its commitment to improving passenger experience through digital technology, Gatwick Airport has also introduced a range of customer services which can be accesses online including Premium Passport Control, a speedier route through security during busier periods, and an online booking service for flights, hotels and airport parking.
Melanie Wrightson, Community Engagement Manager at Gatwick Airport, explained why her organisation chose to get involved with SDA16.
“We’re delighted to sponsor mobile app in the Surrey Digital Awards. The digital world is ever changing and core to everything we do at Gatwick – from communicating with our passengers and staff, to the safe operation of our terminals and runway.”
Iain Johnson, from the Surrey Digital Awards team, revealed that he was “extremely pleased” to have Gatwick on-board.
He said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Gatwick Airport as a sponsor for the Surrey Digital Awards 2016.
“Gatwick Airport has been a champion of British business across the world for decades and has more recently moved its sales operation into the digital age with great a standard of execution and commitment.
“We are proud to be working with the Gatwick team.”
A team from Gatwick Airport will attend the SDA16 Presentation Evening at HG Wells Conference & Events Centre, Woking, on March 10, when the winners of the “Mobile App” category will be announced.