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 passenger traffic is expected to be 32% more than last year.

Overall, passenger numbers are expected to be up by more than 10% on Christmas 2015.

The busiest day of the holiday period is expected to be Friday 23 December when passenger numbers are expected to be up by 18%, while Christmas day, usually the quietest day, is expected to see passenger numbers up by 25% on last year.

Top ten Christmas long-haul destinations

  1. Dubai
  2. Bridgetown
  3. Orlando
  4. New York
  5. Toronto
  6. Cancun
  7. Las Vegas
  8. Montego Bay
  9. Los Angeles
  10. Cape Town

Top ten Christmas short-haul destinations

  1. Dublin
  2. Geneva
  3. Barcelona
  4. Amsterdam
  5. Belfast
  6. Madrid
  7. Tenerife
  8. Copenhagen
  9. Milan
  10. Malaga

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