Gatwick Airport introduces workpods - private workstation for business travellers to rent at a London airport
In 2014 Gatwick Airport served over 38 million of passengers, a 7,6% more than in 2013. The segment of business travel was a factor which greatly contributed to the increase in passenger numbers at the second largest airport of London area. With the introduction of new routes, Gatwick Airport now serves 46 of 50 top business destinations worldwide and business travellers accounted for one fifth of all the passengers who passed by Gatwick Airport over the last year.
To cater for the needs of businessmen flying from or to Gatwick, the airport offers now a new concept – a private workspace to rent in a public area of the terminal.
‘Workpods’ operated by Regus (a multinational providing office solutions for business centres) are small, closed work stations equipped with a desk and a chair, wireless internet connection, a computer screen, a telephone for calls within UK and mobile device chargers.
Regus workpods – private workstation to rent at Gatwick Airport
The private workspace was designed to enable to the growing number of business people working on the move to use their travel time more efficiently.
The workpods can be booked on the spot or online using a credit card. Half an hour in the workpod costs £10 plus £2 VAT. First two workpods introduced at Gatwick Airport are located in the South Terminal, airside. Moe to be launched in the north terminal later in 2015.
Inside a workpod/ office space for rent at Gatwick Airport - desk and chair, computer screen, telephone for UK calls and wifi