Gatwick is the European aiport with the most new long-haul destinations

Business is booming at Gatwick Airport. Not only has the airport seen more than 41 million passengers pass through its terminals in the last 12 months, the airport has been officially recognised by anna.aero as the ‘European airport with the most new long-haul routes’.

Anna.aero compared long-haul destinations at several airports in August 2015 with those due to operate in August 2016 and found that Gatwick topped the list with 11 new routes launched in the last 12 months.

The new services are:

  1. Boston, USA  –  Norwegian Airlines
  2. Cayo Coco, Cuba  –  Thomas Cook Airlines
  3. Chongqing, China – Tianjin Airlines
  4. Edmonton – WestJet
  5. Holguin, Cuba  – Thomas Cook Airlines
  6. Lima, Peru  – British Airways
  7. Liberia, Costa Rica, Thomson Airways
  8. San Francisco Oakland, USA  – Norwegian Airlines
  9. San Jose, Costa Rica  – British Airways
  10. Winnipeg, Canada – WestJet
  11. Varadero, Cuba – Thomson Airways

Vision for Gatwick shortlisted for Architecture award

It’s yet to hear if its design will actually get off the ground, but Gawick Airport’s design for a two-runway airport has been shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival Awards.

The ‘Vision for Gatwick’, designed by Sir Terry Farrell, has been selected in the Future Infrastructure Award category and is up against stiff competition from, amongst others, Istanbul Grand Airport, Turkey; New High Speed Railway Station of Casablanca, Morocco and AstanaTrain Station, Kazakhstan.

The winner will be announced on Friday 3 October in Singapore.