Gatwick gears up for busiest Christmas ever

Gatwick Airport is preparing itself for its busiest ever Christmas with around two million people are expected to travel though the airport over the Christmas and New Year period.

With the schools breaking up on Friday, the busiest day of the season is expected to be Sunday 22 December with around 60,000 passengers flying out of the airport. Even Christmas Day is expected to be the airport’s busiest, with an estimated 16,000 travellers.

The top ten destinations from Gatwick this Christmas are:

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

Network Rail has a major programme of engineering works planned for the end of the year and Gatwick Airport is advising anyone travelling to the airport by train over the festive period to check National Rail’s website for details of services and replacement buses.


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