The DFS Group has been awarded the contract for the future provision of tower services at Gatwick Airport by the Board of Directors of Gatwick Airport Limited. A subsidiary of DFS, The Tower Company (TTC), will set up a new UK company to perform these services. Operations will start on 1 October 2015. The contract is expected to be signed at the end of July. The companies have agreed not to disclose the details of the deal.
Klaus-Dieter Scheurle, the CEO of DFS said: "With this contract, DFS is making its contribution to advancing the consolidation process in the European air navigation services landscape. We are pleased that the DFS Group has been awarded the contract for Gatwick Airport and are looking forward to providing safe and efficient air traffic control services with the Gatwick tower staff. The staff at Gatwick will transfer to the DFS subsidiary in close dialogue with the employees and their representatives and in keeping with our employee relations traditions."