Gatwick Airport Has 6% Rise in Passengers
Gatwick airport in London has increased passenger
levels by six percent to 4 million passengers. This
brings the total passengers travelling through
Gatwick this year to 39.7 million.
The routes going travelling to Europe increased by
7.8% and travel to North Atlantic destinations grew
11.3%. Routes to Canada has increased 7.1% year on
year, with Toronto airport increasing by 12% and
Vancouver airport increasing by 14%.
Compared to the same month in September 2014,
the actual numbers increased by 216,955 passengers.
There was a rise in the movements per hour and larger
size aircraft being used.
The load factors increased to 87.5% on average which
is very respectable.
In May of 2016, Gatwick airports numbers will get
an increased boost when Westjet, a Canadian airline,
adds an additional 6 routes from Gatwick to
St. John’s, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and
Stewart Wingate, CEO of Gatwick, used these figures
as an opportunity to promote Gatwick for future
expansion. He said that should Gatwick be given
the go ahead to expand after having 31 months of
consecutive growth then it would provide a boost
to the UK economy and be the best option
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