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26/08/2015

  • Gatwick set for record-breaking Bank Holiday with nearly 600,000 passengers passing through the airport
  • Bank Holiday passengers have increased by 17.2% since the airport became independent from BAA in 2009
  • Berlin is the fastest growing route since last August Bank Holiday +54% on 2014 joined by Madrid +26% and Istanbul +22%. Long-haul leisure destinations also prove popular with Orlando +15%, Las Vegas +8% and Cancun +5% on this time last year

24/08/2015

In response to noise concerns expressed by some local residents, Gatwick's Chairman, Sir Roy McNulty, has commissioned an independent review of air traffic, which will focus on Westerly Arrivals. 

 

17/08/2015

  • Airports Commission’s findings are inconsistent and flawed
  • Traffic forecasts don’t even take into account its own night flight ban
  • Gatwick today has published a full, detailed, and thorough response 

11/08/2015

  • Gatwick’s 2.5 years of consecutive growth far outstrips Airports Commission forecasts
  • 4.3 million passengers pass through the airport in July, +6.4% on previous year
  • Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said: These results put us ten years ahead of the forecasts used by the Airports Commission to predict future air traffic movement. Our growth in the last twelve months is actually more than the Commission concluded could be added at Gatwick in the first year of a new runway being operational here – this is further proof of the flaws in the Airports Commission analysis and shows its conclusions are fast unravelling.

31/07/2015

Reacting to today’s comments on Heathrow expansion by Willie Walsh,  IAG CEO, this morning, Stewart Wingate, said:

'One month on and the Davies Report is unravelling fast...

29/07/2015

  • Gatwick has never breached annual air quality targets and has  guaranteed to maintain 100% record with second runway
  • Heathrow expansion would be unlawful because of continued breaches in air quality standards

 

27/07/2015

  • AirPortr luggage transfer service launches at Gatwick Airport
  • Passengers can now travel without their luggage to and from the airport
  • Affordable service can be booked in advance or on the day of travel

24/07/2015

  • Record breaking summer with 6.8m passengers expected at Gatwick
  • More than a million passengers will pass through during most popular week
  • Large passenger growth to both business and leisure destinations

14/07/2015

  • Gatwick strengths and Heathrow challenges both underplayed
  • Gatwick believes these shortcomings have led to a flawed conclusion
  • Only expansion at Gatwick can actually be delivered

13/07/2015

  • Gatwick achieves record passenger numbers in 28th consecutive month of growth
  • 3.8 million passengers pass through the airport, +5% on previous year
  • Long-haul routes growing fastest at the airport, +8% on the 12 months to last June 

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