London Gatwick Airport
London Gatwick saw passenger numbers and cargo volumes hit a record high during the six months ended 30 September.
The airport saw passenger numbers rise by 5.1% to 26.4 million with cargo volumes rising by 23.3% in comparison to the same period last year.
This new record high follows the introduction of a number of new long-haul routes, which included services to Rwanda, Seattle and Denver.
And it doesn’t stop there. Before the end of the financial year, Gatwick will add further global connections to Taipei, Buenos Aires, Chicago and Austin, among others.
Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said: “Gatwick now serves 45.5 million passengers each year and is playing a vital role for Britain.
“As we prepare for Brexit, it is critical that we continue to grow our long-haul links in addition to connections within the UK and Europe.
“Our results show significant cargo growth on the back of our ever-strengthening long haul network.
“We have ambitious plans to build on these results to reach 50 million passengers per year and beyond which will further set the standard for a single runway airport.
“This will be done while continuing to deliver the best passenger experience which is at the heart of everything we do at Gatwick.”
Gatwick also achieved its busiest day ever on 1 September, with 950 aircraft movements.
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