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Car Hire at London Gatwick Airport
Located 45km south of London, London Gatwick Airport is the second-busiest airport in the U.K., after London Heathrow. It operates flights from about 90 different airlines, with Aer Lingus and RyanAir featured among the main carriers. London Gatwick Airport handles more than 35 million passengers annually to the world's busiest single-use runway, with up to 55 hourly aircraft movements.
When collecting your hire car from London Gatwick Airport (North Terminal), ensure you have your driver's licence and Nova Car Hire booking confirmation document with you. Car rental providers are located at Level 1 in the North Terminal. Take the lifts near International Arrivals and follow signs for Car Hire. The rental cars are all under cover, and the location has direct access to the terminal building. Check your Nova Car Hire documentation for the opening hours of your specific car hire provider.
Other airports near London Gatwick Airport include London Heathrow (40km), London City (42km), London Southend (78km), and London Luton 82km.
Originally known as the Manor of Gatwick, the area where Gatwick Airport now stands was owned by the De Gatwicks until the 14th century. In 1890, the Gatwick Race Course Company bought the site and opened a racecourse on it a year later. Gatwick Airport dates from 1930, when land beside the course at Hunts Green Farm was bought for use as a small aerodrome.
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