Gatwick Airport reports year-on-year growth
Fri, 12 Nov, 2010
London's Gatwick Airport has revealed an increase in traffic in its latest statistics for October.
The facility reported year-on-year growth of 0.8 per cent in October, marking the end of the summer season for 2010.
Similarly, Gatwick Airport revealed that traffic to European markets rose by 4.2 per cent.
It attributed this growth to increased passenger volumes to the continent's largest countries, which include France, Italy, Portugal and Germany.
"The North Atlantic market grew 9.7 per cent, driven by increased passenger volumes to both Canada and the United States," said the airport.
Gatwick Airport also noted an increase of traffic to the US, which grew by 2.1 per cent year-on-year.
It also noted rises in the rate of traffic during the recent half-term break, which advanced by 2.1 per cent against the same period in 2009.
Earlier in the month, Gatwick Airport revealed it would become the first UK hub to interact with its passengers using the stickybits mobile application, which allows travellers to scan bar codes and see how the facility is changing.