Gatwick sees busiest-ever month

The records are tumbling at Gatwick after the airport reported that July was its busiest-ever month in its 80-year history.

4,621,000 passed through the airport last month, an increase of 6.9% when compared with July 2015.

Contributing to the increase was a whopping 49.9% increase in North Atlantic in passengers, while passengers travelling to Ireland rose by 20.3% on the same period in 2015.

Domestic passengers, other long-haul and European scheduled also saw increases of 3.3%, 3.7% and 4.7% respectively.

With load factors of 90%, air transport movements up by 3.5% and cargo up by 18.4%, Gatwick bosses must surely believe the airport has demonstrated it’s more than ready for a second runway?

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