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Gatwick Airport sees year-on-year growth

Wed, 15 Dec, 2010

London's Gatwick Airport has seen year-on-year growth of 2.7 per cent for passenger numbers in the first month of 2010's winter season.

The facility reported that an extra one per cent could have been added to this figure, if it had not been for the severe weather which hit the UK during the final weeks of November.

Gatwick Airport also reported that European scheduled passengers grew by ten per cent last month, which it attributed to the introduction of new services from the likes of easyJet and Ryanair.

Chief executive at the hub Stewart Wingate pointed out that one of the facility's latest additions, Norwegian Air Shuttle, is still growing.

"It's great to see growth from easyJet, our largest customer, and from British Airways who are adding more long-haul leisure routes to their strong short-haul schedule," he said.

Earlier in the month, Gatwick Airport revealed it would be rolling out a new range of services to help passengers with reduced mobility and other disabilities.
 

Joe Evans

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