Airport News

Gatwick continues to grow

Tue, 13 Nov, 2007

Traffic at London Gatwick Airport has risen by 4.9 per cent in the past 12 months, according to its owner.

BAA reported that more than three million passengers used the airport during October, with the numbers flying on transatlantic and other long-haul services rising dramatically.

Andy Flower, managing director of London Gatwick Airport, said he was delighted by the growth in the two sectors.

He added: "The diverse range of flights has stimulated the growth in Gatwick's passenger numbers which will reach 35 million a year by the end of 2007."

BAA, which operates a total of seven British airports, reported total UK passenger numbers of 13.2 million during October, representing a 3.5 per cent increase on the figure from the same period in 2006.

London Heathrow Airport and Edinburgh Airport experienced above average growth in traffic, but Glasgow Airport saw a 1.8 per cent dip in passenger numbers during the month.

Joe Evans

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