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Record breaking April as Gatwick adds 500,000 passengers

Posted 11 May 2017 · Add Comment

Gatwick Airport achieved an impressive 3.8 million passengers travelling through the airport this April, +15% on 2016 and marking 50 months of consecutive growth.

Video has created by Nicholas Cox of Air Navigation Solutions.

The airport benefitted from the whole of the Easter school holiday falling in April, with an additional 496,200 passengers passing through the airport.

Long-haul routes continue their booming growth at Gatwick, +23% on April 2016 and driving a +27.2% cargo increase – once again demonstrating Gatwick’s key role connecting Britain to important growth markets when these links have never been more crucial.

North Atlantic routes performed particularly well +35.2% with New York +70%, Los Angeles +56% and Fort Lauderdale +53%.

As well as the airport’s long-haul growth, Gatwick’s connections throughout the UK and Channel Islands performed strongly in April +10.7% on 2016, with Belfast +27%, Jersey +10% and Edinburgh +9%.



Gatwick Airport, Chief Executive Officer, Stewart Wingate said: “Gatwick’s vital role for Britain shines through our latest traffic figures as the airport continues to go from strength to strength as we gear up for our biggest Summer yet.

“Confidence in Gatwick is unrelenting as our existing carriers increase frequencies, Cathay Pacific will be providing a daily connection Gatwick to Hong Kong from June, and new routes are announced.

“We continue our trailblazing low-cost long-haul revolution, bringing more parts of the Globe within reach of more Britons, with the World’s furthest low-cost long-haul connection just announced between Gatwick and Singapore, from Norwegian.

“Our booming long-haul routes have driven a huge cargo increase and at this crucial time for the country and the economy.”
 

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