Aeroplanes at Gatwick Airport - Credit: Ian Taylor
is one of London’s international airports, despite being situated around 29 miles from the city centre in West Sussex. The second-largest and second-busiest airport in London after Heathrow, 33.6 million passengers used Gatwick in 2011. It takes its name from a manor owned by the De Gatwick family until the 19th
century and the airport was developed from an aerodrome, opened officially in 1934. Lots of flights to and from Gatwick are bound for Europe, but it is also served by American, Asian and African carriers.