Gatwick passenger numbers up 5.5% in June

Passenger numbers at Gatwick are continuing to rise with the announcement that more than 3.6 million passengers passed through the airport in June, a rise of 5.5% on last year.

The 5.5% rise in passenger numbers compared with June 2013 represents an extra 190,500 people passing through the terminals.

European scheduled flights saw the biggest increase in passengers – 11.1%, while other long-haul saw a 7.1% increase.

In a rolling 12-month period (July ’13 to June ’14), passenger numbers increased by 6% to 36,697,200.

Speaking about the increase in passenger numbers, Stewart Wingate, CEO of London Gatwick, said: “Gatwick continues to successfully compete for business and leisure traffic, increasing passenger numbers and market share at record levels. From July, this will increase even further thanks to the start of US services including New York and Los Angeles with Norwegian Air Shuttle.

“A two runway Gatwick would ensure a competitive market for the next generation, where all passengers have more choice and the UK is provided with the essential air links it needs to both established and emerging markets.

“Expansion at Gatwick would provide London and the UK with two world class airports, enabling regional and national business to thrive and grow on the global stage. Businesses need certainty and Gatwick is, by far, the most deliverable option for expansion.”

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