Record-breaking January for Gatwick

Gatwick Airport is celebrating after experiencing its busiest-ever January.

A whopping 2.8 million passengers passed through the airport last month, 12.1% more than in January 2016, that’s an increase of 303,000 people!

Contributing to the increase in passengers was the boom in long-haul services which saw a 23.2% increase in numbers, much of this can be attributed to a 55.3% increase in passengers travelling on North American routes (Toronto +177%, Los Angeles +94% and New York +82%).

Domestic passenger numbers, including those travelling to the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, increased by 15.9% – the greatest increases were on the following routes: Belfast International +122%, Newquay +32%, Isle of Man +11% and Inverness +12%.

In a rolling 12-month period (February 2016 – January 2017), passenger numbers increased by 7.5% to 43,439,800, when compared to the previous 12-months (February 2015 – January 2016).

Germania Skiworld partnership a success

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A new partnership between Germania and winter tour operator Skiworld has been hailed a success after the airline announced it has carried hundreds of winter sports enthusiasts on regular flights between Gawick and Grenoble. Berlin based airline … [Continue reading]

Record-breaking November at Gatwick

Passenger numbers are still booming at Gatwick with a record 2.8 million passengers passing through the airport last month – 7.3% up on November 2015. While passenger numbers saw an increase, November's cargo volumes also rose, up by 12% on the … [Continue reading]

Busy Christmas expected at Gatwick

According to figures released by Gatwick, the airport is in for its busiest Christmas, all thanks to the holiday falling on a weekend. The airport is expecting 34% more passengers to pass through the airport on Christmas Eve, while New Year’s Eve … [Continue reading]

Gatwick gains more Hong Kong flights

Cathay Pacific has today announced it is expanding hits Gatwick to Hong Kong services. From June 2017, the airline’s four-times-weekly Gatwick to Hong Kong flights, which launched in September, will be increased to a daily service. … [Continue reading]

Gatwick is busiest station in South East

Gatwick Airport station is the busiest in the South East according to the Office of Rail and Road which has just release estimates of station entries and exits for the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016. Surprise, surprise, Gatwick Airport … [Continue reading]

Gatwick rail passengers face severe disruption this Christmas

If you’re planning to travel to Gatwick by train over the Christmas period do be aware you could face severe disruption due to industrial action planned by union members. In addition to a current overtime ban by members of the ASLEF train drivers … [Continue reading]

Gatwick airlines in terminal move

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and easyJet are moving terminals in January. Dates and airline details are as follows: British Airways 11 January, from this date BA’s 2272/3 New York (JFK) flights will operate from the South Terminal. 19 … [Continue reading]

Gatwick wins Dementia Innovation Award

Gatwick Airport and its special assistance provider, OCS, have won the Dementia Innovation Award – part of the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friendly Communities initiative - for the successful introduction of a hidden disability lanyard. The … [Continue reading]

Gatwick Parking Options

With Christmas fast approaching and your flights booked, it's time to consider all the extras you need to organise before your trip, including airport parking. Maybe, you haven't thought about it yet, but if you want to save money, it's best to … [Continue reading]