London Gatwick Airport handles over 2m in Jan
Mon, 18 Feb, 2008
Over two million passengers passed through London Gatwick Airport in January, new figures have shown.
According to the airport, there were 2,220,032 people using the terminals during the first month of the year, a one per cent growth on January 2007's figures.
Despite a 6.7 per cent decline in the domestic market and minor decreases among North Atlantic, European charter and other long haul markets, passenger numbers were boosted by a 22.4 per cent increase in Ireland-bound travellers and 5.6 per cent rise in European scheduled traffic.
In total, 35,189,300 people passed through London Gatwick Airport in the 12 months up to the end of January, a growth of 2.9 per cent on the previous year.
Prestwick Airport handled 145,550 passengers last month, a one per cent decrease on January 2007's results.
However, the year-to-date passenger figures of 2,068,511 is an increase on the previous year's.