Gatwick Airport chosen as airberlin's London base
Tue, 16 Nov, 2010
London's Gatwick Airport has been chosen to play host to the UK base of European airline airberlin.
The carrier will use Gatwick Airport to fly direct services to Nuremberg and Hanover from February 2011 and is the second organisation, alongside Norwegian Air Shuttle, to pick the facility as its London base in the past 18 months.
Chief executive at the hub Stewart Wingate expressed his delight at being chosen by the airline and claimed Gatwick looks forward to offering the new services to its passengers.
"We are transforming Gatwick with a £1 billion investment programme that will modernise the facilities, improve customer service and bolster the public transport links into London," he said.
Mr Wingate went on to state that the airberlin announcement was proof that progress was being made in achieving improving the facility.
Earlier in the month, Gatwick Airport revealed that it has experienced 0.8 per cent year-on-year growth in traffic during October 2010.