A £1.11 billion five-year expansion plan has been unveiled for Gatwick.
An extension to pier six is the single biggest project outlined in the capital investment programme.
It aims to offer 500,000 more North Terminal passengers the ability to embark and disembark aircraft via a jetty-served stand, as well as improved gate waiting areas.
The design incorporates automated boarding technology which uses biometrics to process passengers through e-gates straight onto the aircraft.
Similar projects run by other airports owned by Gatwick half sahreholder Vinci Airports will “provide inspiration” for the Pier 6 extension’s coffee shops and retail.