New Head of Airline Relations at Gatwick

Gatwick has appointed Matthew Wood as Head of Airline Relations charged with the responsibility of attracting new airlines and destinations.

The airport, which has already secured new airlines such as: Air China, Korean Air, Hong Kong Airlines, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, is aiming to reach the 40-million-passenger milestone by 2020 and attracting new airlines with new destinations has to a great way of encouraging new passengers.

Matthew Wood already has experience working with SPANAIR, easyJet and Wizz Air.

Commenting on his appointment, Guy Stephenson, Chief Commercial Officer at Gatwick Airport said: “We have been competing vigorously since the change in ownership and we are well positioned and have the capacity to ensure London retains its status as an international hub. We have a strong desire and drive to bring new long and short-haul services into Gatwick and our recent success in attracting a number of long-haul Asian-based carriers is testament that Gatwick is changing for the better.

“If Gatwick is to see growth in passenger numbers from 32 to 40 million by 2020, then we must ensure that we continue to attract new airlines and new destinations – giving further choice for our business and leisure passengers. Matthew, with his wealth of airline and network development experience is the best person to help us achieve that.”

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