Gatwick passenger numbers up in September

Passenger numbers at Gatwick Airport are continuing to rise with a 3.3% increase in September 2013 when compared with the same period last year.

More than 3.5 million people passed through the airport last month as passenger numbers on European scheduled flights and other long-haul saw increases of 5.1% and 12.9% respectively.

On a rolling 12-month period, Gatwick passenger numbers increased by 3.1% when compared with the previous 12-month period.

Nick Dunn, Chief Financial Officer at London Gatwick said: “Despite the increasingly competitive London airport market, Gatwick saw an upturn in travel to both short and long haul destinations in September, resulting in over three per cent growth in passenger numbers. This reflects a return to more modest levels of growth compared to the summer months, where growth was higher following the London Olympics in summer 2013.

“Routes to business destinations continue to perform strongly, with growth on European routes being complemented with increases on long haul services to the Middle and Far East.”

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