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Flybe is named top domestic operator at Gatwick airport

Wed, 08 Jul, 2009

Air operator Flybe carried more domestic passenger in and out of Gatwick airport than any other company in April and May.

That is according to Civil Aviation Authority statistics, reported by Flybe, which revealed that the firm carried more UK domestic passengers than any other airline.

Flybe carried 26 per cent of all domestic passengers in Britain during the two-months, which is three points higher than its nearest rival easyJet.

Mike Rutter, Flybe's chief commercial officer, said: "Just six years ago, Flybe was a distant fifth in the UK domestic market.

"It's a mark of how far we've come that, in less than a decade, we're now number one – a phenomenal achievement. We now serve 35 airports in the UK, affirming our commitment to keeping Britain on the move through these challenging economic times."

Gatwick airport is the second busiest in the UK and has won the Best UK airport at the Travel Bulletin Awards for five consecutive years.

Joe Evans

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