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Gatwick Airport boosted by business passengers
22nd April 2014

London Gatwick saw 2.7 million passengers use the airport in March 2014 - an increase of 5.1%, or 131,500 passengers, over the prior year. This marks the final month in a year of record growth for Gatwick.

There were nearly 1.8 million passengers on European routes - an increase of 6.1% on the prior year. A major part of this growth was on flights to business destinations such as Moscow, Istanbul, Stockholm and Copenhagen. There was also significant growth on flights to Spain, Portugal and other popular leisure destinations.

Key milestones:
• Gatwick welcomed its first scheduled A380 flying daily to high growth market Dubai with Emirates
• Gatwick welcomed its first ‘hub-busting’ Dreamliner in partnership with Thomson
• Gatwick announced that it will be serving Indonesia in September 2014 – adding to Vietnam, Turkey and Russia in connecting business passengers and UK plc to key emerging markets
• Gatwick completed its spend of over £1 billion Capital Investment Programme and committed to spending at least another £100 million a year for the next seven years in improving the passenger experience

Stewart Wingate, London Gatwick Chief Executive, said: “This has been a successful and exciting year for Gatwick that has seen steady growth, the completion of spending over £1 billion on improving the passenger experience and offering new routes that satisfy the demands of business and leisure travellers.

“These successes only add to the obvious case for expansion at Gatwick. A new runway could be delivered at Gatwick more cost effectively than at Heathrow, with significantly less environmental impact. It would also provide the connections and economic benefits the UK needs much more quickly.”



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