StanstedFlyer From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 117 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 1 month 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1859 times:
I received a mailshot from Gatwick Airport this week which had details of the new airbridge. It looks amazing, and seems like the ideal place for viewing. My only question is, will the A380 fit under it as it is 32m high? The 747 in the photo's look tight!
How about renaming it the vaseline bridge?
Airchabum From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 769 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1759 times:
No an A380 won't fit under it...I guess to make it compatible for 380s would have involved a lot of extra expense for something that may never be required.
It would be good for viewing except that it will only be available to North Terminal passengers who are departing from the former remote gates, so not accessible to anyone landside Any idea when it's due to open?
Oly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6990 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1592 times:
Due to open? According to the press release linked on the page, spring 2005.
Interesting to have one at MAN for the T2 remote stands. I seem to remember that originally there were thoughts of a remote terminal. Maybe the money ran out or a terminal with air bridges would have been too restrictive for parking.