London Gatwick Airport named favourite in Britain
Thu, 06 Dec, 2007
London Gatwick Airport has been chosen as Favourite British Airport in a newspaper poll, it has emerged.
Readers of the Daily and Sunday Telegraph put Gatwick at the top of their list for Britain, followed by Manchester Airport and Birmingham Airport.
Some 30,000 people voted in the Telegraph Travel Awards, which were presented at the ABTA convention in Tenerife.
Andy Flower, managing director of the winning airport, said he was "delighted" that it had been chosen as Britain's favourite.
"It is always an enormous pleasure to receive any accolade, but when it's been chosen by the people who use our terminals, it is all the more rewarding," he remarked.
According to the awards, the most popular destinations for international travelers were New Zealand, the Maldives and Australia.
Recently, the Financial Times reported that London Gatwick Airport had the worst delay record in Europe during the three months to September.