Gatwick airport sees increase in passenger numbers

It looks like things could be improving for Gatwick Airport after it saw an increase in passenger traffic last month – the first time since May 2008.

Figures just released show that more than 2.8 million passengers passed through Gatwick airport during October 2009, compared with 2.77 million last October – an increase of 1.8%.

“It is fantastic that October saw an increase over last year in the number of people flying to and from the airport, Andy Flower, the airport’s Managing Director said. “We have attracted new growth in the European scheduled market, with Aer Lingus starting a new base here, and Flybe’s UK programme has also seen an increase in passengers.

“New routes introduced by easyJet, Ryanair, British Airways, Aer Lingus and Norwegian this winter all show how popular London Gatwick Airport is with both airlines and their passengers. It also confirms our ability to compete and gives us justified good cause to look forward to further development here.”


  1. Paul James says:

    It would be interesting to know how these statistics are divided. For example, how much of the increase is down to non-UK natives using Gatwick for connections? Then we could have a better idea of the contributing factors….

    Anyway, for those planning to use Gatwick any time soon, you may find this guide to be of some use:


  2. Hi Paul

    Thanks for the link. Another great resource for passengers travelling through Gatwick is

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