StanstedFlyer From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 117 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 8 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1792 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 (10 years 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1692 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, 6913 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1525 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.