London’s Gatwick Airport has opened its new Pier 1 to passenger traffic. The pier, with five gates, adjoins the airport’s South, or original, terminal and replaces a previous pier that had been in operation on the site since 1958. Construction of the new £186 million ($273 million) pier includes a new baggage system for the entire South Terminal capable of handling 4,250 items an hour as well as the airport’s first “early bag store,” which can accept ...

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