Gatwick sees 30 months of consecutive passenger growth

More than 4.3 million passengers passed through Gatwick Airport last month – the airport’s busiest ever July – marking two-and-a-half years of consecutive monthly growth.

Passenger numbers were up by 6.4% on July 2014, with North-Atlantic routes seeing an increase of 10.1% in passengers, European-scheduled passengers were up by 8%, and other long-haul routes saw a rise of 4.9%.

In a rolling 12-month period (August 2014 – July 2015) passenger numbers have increased by 6.4% compared with the previous 12-month period (August 2013 – July 2014).

Commenting on the 30 consecutive months of passenger growth, Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said, “Two-and-a-half years of consecutive month-on-month growth shows that Gatwick continues to meet passengers’ needs by providing them with more choice, value and destinations.

“These results put us ten years ahead of the forecasts used by the Airports Commission to predict future air traffic movements. Our growth in the last twelve months is actually more than the Commission concluded could be added at Gatwick in the first year of a new runway being operational here – this is further proof of the flaws in the Airports Commission analysis and shows its conclusions are fast unravelling.”

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