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31/03/2015

  • Around 480,000 due to use London Gatwick over long Bank Holiday weekend
  • Barcelona is top Easter weekend destination for second year running
  • 750 cupcakes and 500 Easter eggs to be given away to children during special Mad Hatters Tea Party and Wonka World entertainment in terminals

23/03/2015

  • London Gatwick welcomes over 100 businesses to a conference to help them grow  overseas
  • Gatwick teams up with Government’s Business is GREAT campaign with a host of other inspiring speakers
  • Event follows new polling released earlier this month showing that small businesses and SMEs from all around the UK want Gatwick expanded

18/03/2015

  • On Budget day, Gatwick confirms second runway will be wholly privately-financed
  • Heathrow expansion requires £5.7 billion in taxpayer funds for road and rail projects

17/03/2015

  • Gatwick CEO: “From the public to politicians, businesses to borough councils, it is clear the capital backs Gatwick”
  • New poll shows political support for Gatwick while further research shows no London council has backed Heathrow expansion
  • Key London politicians and business groups outline their support for Gatwick 

16/03/2015

  • Taskforce was set up and resourced by Heathrow to serve its own ends
  • Connectivity is of national importance and stretches far beyond just Heathrow
  • Other large UK airports say Heathrow expansion will not support regional growth
  • Three biggest airports outside London – Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh – did not take part in Heathrow taskforce

12/03/2015

  • New polling shows majority of residents in all districts and all parliamentary constituencies in both counties say Gatwick should build a new runway

11/03/2015

Gatwick Chairman Sir Roy McNulty: "These firm guarantees build on our submissions and crystallise key commitments we are prepared to make to the Airports Commission and Government."

11/03/2015

  • Latest figures show increase in February traffic figures, completing 24 months of passenger growth
  • Gatwick releases new time-lapse footage showing a day in the life of the world’s most efficient single runway airport.  View the footage here.
  • Gatwick CEO: Expanding Gatwick offers a chance to build on this success, offering the only deliverable solution to the extra capacity the UK desperately needs”

02/03/2015

  • Small businesses and SMEs from all around the UK want Gatwick expanded
  • Institute of Directors says Gatwick "leads on regional destinations"
  • OECD report: high charges from an expanded Heathrow would "discourage" more UK domestic flights

12/02/2015

  • 6% year-on-year passenger increase between Feb 13th and Feb 22nd
  • More than 980,000 people set to pass through terminals during busy period
  • Skiing hotspot Geneva is most popular destination for third year in row
  • 1000 ‘love’ teddies will be given away to passengers

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