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ISS supports reopening of Gatwick’s South Terminal

ISS has provided support to the reopening of Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal which has been closed for almost two years due to the pandemic.

Flights from the airport have been operating solely from the North Terminal since 15 June 2020 and ISS’s placemakers have been keeping the terminal operational and safe for passengers to use.

As the furlough period ended, Gatwick Airport in collaboration with ISS, agreed to retain all employees to begin the preparation for the reopening of the South Terminal. These ISS placemakers have deep-cleaned the entire terminal, recruited and trained new employees, procured over 200 sanitiser stations, repaired or replaced all dormant machines and re-engaged specialist hygiene and scent suppliers.

As part of the mobilisation, ISS is running a bold recruitment campaign to provide the local community with career opportunities at the site.

ISS provides cleaning, portering and property services to Gatwick Airport, and has done for the last seven years.

Pete Coombes, Senior Passenger Operations Manager – Gatwick Airport, commented: “Reopening the South Terminal is a major step in the recovery of both Gatwick and the wider aviation industry following nearly two years of huge reductions in air traffic and travel due to the pandemic. The ISS team have put in a herculean effort to bring the terminal up to a standard expected by the public, staff and stakeholders.”

Keith Middleton, Managing Director – Infrastructure, ISS UK & Ireland, said: “The remobilisation of Gatwick’s South Terminal is a credit to the incredible effort made by our fantastic ISS team on site. They have put safety and high standards at the forefront of the remobilisation efforts, making sure that the terminal is safe and operational for airport staff, airline staff, passengers and the wider local community. This is a wonderful example of how ISS placemakers are supporting the world’s reopening after the Coronavirus pandemic.”

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