Global record for Gatwick

What a 2015 Gatwick has had.

The year ended as it started with a record-breaking month – December saw 2.7 million passengers pass through the airport, up 4.7% on the previous year.

Every month in 2015 saw continued growth in passenger numbers, in fact Gatwick has seen 34 consecutive months of increased growth. With passenger numbers continuing to rise, it’s no surprise that Gatwick passed the 40-million-passenger milestone in 2015, seeing 40.3 million passengers pass through the airport – a world record. No other single-runway airport has ever handled 40 million passengers in one year.

The only blot on Gatwick’s exceptional year was that it didn’t achieve Government backing to build a second runway.

Speaking about 2015, Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said: “2015 was a record-breaking year for Gatwick as the airport continued to break new ground. We served 40.3 million passengers – the most from any single runway anywhere in the world.

“Since independent ownership in 2009 we have grown rapidly and the benefits of competition are clear for passengers – more choice, higher standards and lower fares.

“A Government decision this year backing Gatwick expansion will mean that Britain finally solves its long standing problem of airport capacity in the South East. Our plan is legal, affordable, cleaner and quieter and will deliver for Britain.”

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