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22 March 2013
With forecasters warning of a chilly Easter, Brits are making a beeline for sunny destinations – and Spain is the country of choice with Barcelona and Malaga respectively the no. 1 and 3 most popular hot spots to be this Easter.Holidaymakers are also looking to kick-start their 2013 tans in the toasty destinations of Orlando, Tenerife and Faro, which have also made it into the top ten most popular Easter getaways list.
Nick Henderson, Terminal Operations, Gatwick Airport, said: “We offer flights to more destinations than any other UK airport so people looking to take off this Easter are spoilt for choice. Whilst the ski season is still in full flow and we’re seeing the usual surge for Geneva, given the recent bout of cold weather it’s perhaps to be expected that Brits want to leave their scarves and gloves at home to enjoy some sun this Easter.”
This Easter is forecast to be one of the busiest yet at Gatwick with more than 1.6 million passengers expected to travel through the airport.*
The full list of most popular destinations is as follows:
The airport is also playing host to a number of activities designed to delight passengers passing through this Easter:
Thursday 28th March: Look out for a balloon-filled Cadbury’s Crème Egg car for the chance of winning a delicious Easter hamper (and indulge in some free Crème Eggs while you are there!) The car will be at the North Terminal from first thing in the morning until midday.
Friday 29th March (Good Friday): Arrive early landside and get the kids to keep an eye out for the characters of Alice in Wonderland. To get your souvenir snap with the Mad Hatter - and collect a free chocolate egg - hunt around in both the North and South Terminals between 6am and 10:30am.
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