Gatwick sees strong start to 2018 with record January figures

Gatwick Sees Strong Start To 2018 With Record January Figures

London Gatwick has experienced the busiest January in its history, with 2.8 million passengers travelling through the airport, an increase of 1.4 per cent year-on-year.

Gatwick Sees Strong Start To 2018 With Record January Figures

The result also marks the airport’s 59th consecutive month of growth.

Gatwick Sees Strong Start To 2018 With Record January Figures

As thousands of Brits travelled Stateside for a January escape, US routes saw the biggest percentage increase in passenger numbers.

Gatwick Sees Strong Start To 2018 With Record January Figures

Fort Lauderdale was the North American destination with the highest passenger growth rate, up 92.6 per cent on January 2017.

Gatwick Sees Strong Start To 2018 With Record January Figures

brand-new York as well as Boston also saw significant year-on-year growth – up 51.1 per cent as well as 31.4 per cent respectively – while the US West Coast proved well-known too, with Oakland, San Francisco up 76.6 per cent as well as Los Angeles increasing 38.6 per cent.

Gatwick Sees Strong Start To 2018 With Record January Figures

Gatwick Airport chief executive, Stewart Wingate said: “We’ve began 2018 as we mean to go on at Gatwick, with record January passenger numbers as well as considerable year-on-year growth across our long-haul route network.

Gatwick Sees Strong Start To 2018 With Record January Figures

“January’s traffic shows of which US destinations are increasingly well-known as well as next month we’ll be providing even more options for passengers travelling Stateside with the launch of brand-new routes to Austin as well as Chicago.

“These brand-new connections will be joined This specific summer by British Airways’ biggest summer schedule at the airport in almost ten years – a 15 per cent increase in weekly flights compared to last year.

“As we approach several consecutive years of growth, Gatwick continues to play an increased role for Britain on the global stage as well as we stand ready to build our financeable as well as deliverable second runway scheme for the country.”

Gatwick sees strong start to 2018 with record January figures

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