17-Nov-2010 10:23 AM

airberlin selects Gatwick as London base

airberlin selected (16-Nov-2010) London Gatwick Airport as its London base to operate new services to Nuremberg and Hanover. Gatwick is now the only London airport to offer passengers direct flights to Nuremberg. airberlin is set to launch the scheduled services on 07-Feb-2011. airberlin is the second European airline in the past 18 months to choose Gatwick as its London base; Norwegian Air Shuttle moved its operation from London Stansted to Gatwick in mid-2009, primarily because of the direct and fast public transport links. Under new ownership, Gatwick is targeting growth to at least 40 million passengers p/a by 2018, an increase of 20% from 32.5 million passengers p/a. When airberlin operates its services next year, annual passenger volumes are expected to increase by 365,000. [more - London Gatwick] [more - airberlin]

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