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11/05/2015

  • April traffic figures show 26 consecutive months of passenger growth with nearly 3.2 million passengers travelling through the airport
  • Gatwick responds to launch of Airports Commission consultation on air quality, pointing out that despite consistent growth, it has never breached air quality limits, while Heathrow consistently does
  • Gatwick CEO: “Now is the time for a final decision on extra runway capacity.  Decades of debate must now turn to action”

08/05/2015

  • Stewart Wingate responds to the launch of the Airports Commission consultation on air quality

06/05/2015

  • Gatwick funding two early morning bus services from towns across south coast
  • New routes open up job opportunities and enable passengers from south coast to get early morning flights
  • Duel ticket arrangement negotiated so passengers can return by train

05/05/2015

  • Runway decision - a balance between the economy and environment, according to consecutive polls
  • Airport expansion the hot topic for MPs campaigning on doorsteps across West London
  • Londoners also concerned about how much airport expansion will cost the taxpayer
Stewart Wingate

30/04/2015

  • CEO makes an address to The Aviation Club explaining why Gatwick remains the deliverable solution to the UK’s need for capacity
  • It enhances competition spreading benefits throughout the UK
  • Heathrow remains environmentally and politically undeliverable

28/04/2015

  • Flexibility to adapt to market demands and increasing competition are key
  • Only Gatwick can meet environmental standards today and in the future
  • Noise and air quality have defeated Heathrow in the past and they’re likely to continue to do so

22/04/2015

  • Rail capacity to double at Gatwick Airport in the next five years
  • A train will leave the airport for London every three minutes
  • State-of-the-art trains and robust new track and signalling systems coming

20/04/2015

  • New report from IPPR sets out views from roundtable discussion on airport expansion
  • Gatwick CEO: “We have long argued for greater competition & the environment to be front-and-centre of this debate – the IPPR report clearly reaches the same conclusion” 

16/04/2015

  • Expanding Heathrow would introduce substantial additional NO2 into an area that is already failing to achieve legal air quality limits
  • Selecting a scheme which results in air quality limits being exceeded or their attainment being delayed would be in breach of EU and UK law
  • Selecting Heathrow expansion would likely prove undeliverable

13/04/2015

  • Gatwick announces that it expects to serve more than 40 million passengers next year – a decade ahead of DfT predictions made in its January 2013 UK Aviation Forecast
  • Record breaking traffic figures announced for March with 2.96 million passengers travelling through the airport – an increase of 9.2 per cent compared to the previous year
  • The moving annual total shows 38.7 million passengers travelling through Gatwick between April 2014 and March 2015 – an increase of 7.8 per cent over the same period the previous year
  • Gatwick CEO: “The figures speak for themselves – ours is the busiest runway in the world and we need to build a second runway to maximise the nation’s connectivity to the rest of the world”

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