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  • London Gatwick to Moscow route to start 15 November 2016
  • Aeroflot, the national flag carrier of Russia, to provide daily service to Sheremetyevo International Airport from London Gatwick
  • New route joins over 20 new long-haul routes from Gatwick Airport this year


  • Gatwick’s 75 hectares of greenspace inhabited by a thriving range of species 
  • The Wildlife Trusts’ Biodiversity Benchmark Award achieved for third year running
  • Partnership work praised for positive biodiversity impact



  • Commission drastically underestimated Gatwick’s growth and made fundamental mistakes
  • Once corrected, analysis shows that the benefits of Gatwick expansion exceed those of either Heathrow options
  • Second runway low risk and can be guaranteed quickly – by 2025


  • Gatwick best meets Labour’s key airport expansion tests to deliver for Britain
  • Links and economic boost come at a dramatically lower environmental impact
  • Gatwick’s plan for balanced growth passes Labour’s tests with flying colours 


  • Gatwick Growth Board to probe the airport’s positive economic impact
  • Oxford Economics have been engaged to make an independent study
  • Baroness Jowell and Steve Norris bring experience, expertise, and authority


  • Donations of £100,000 to be awarded to Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Foundations
  • Funds to be allocated to local non-profit organisations including charities, social enterprises, community groups and voluntary organisations
  • Gatwick employees to also offer their support and expertise


  • Over 5,000 people attended the push/run and festival
  • Gatwick aiming to become one of the world’s most accessible airports
  • First of its kind initiatives such as the hidden disability lanyard helping to make journeys easier


  • Busiest-ever August as 4.8 million passengers travel through the airport
  • Record traffic and long-haul growth prove Airports Commission data flawed
  • Gatwick passes 42 million annual passengers - a milestone the Commission said wouldn’t be reached until 2030


  • Gatwick to be first airport in the World to dispose of Category 1 waste on site and turn it into energy
  • Energy generated from waste will power the new plant and heat the North Terminal
  • Airport to hit 85% recycling rate – the best of any UK airport 



  • Gatwick serves 42 million passengers annually for the first time ever - setting a new record for passengers travelling on a single runway
  • Busiest-ever August at Gatwick as 4.8 million passengers travelled through the airport, +5.7% on last year, as long-haul routes grow 25% on August 2015
  • Gatwick Chief Financial Officer Nick Dunn, said: “Politically, economically and environmentally, the case for Gatwick expansion has never been stronger. Momentum is with Gatwick as business leaders and politicians continue to unite behind Gatwick, post - referendum Britain needs certainty – a straightforward scheme which can be promptly delivered and that’s Gatwick.”

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