14-May-2013 12:49 PM

London Gatwick Airport pax stable, cargo down 1% in Apr-2013

UK's London Gatwick Airport passenger numbers stable - traffic highlights for Apr-2013:

  • Passenger numbers: 2.7 million, +0.4% year-on-year;
    • UK and Channels Islands: 302,900, -6.0%;
    • Ireland: 102,400, -2.5%;
    • European scheduled: 1.6 million, +3.2%;
    • European charter: 193,200, -11.4%;
    • North Atlantic: 136,300, -15.1%;
    • Other long-haul: 424,700, +8.75;
  • Cargo volume: 7,804 tonnes, -1.2%;
  • Aircraft movements: 19,849, +0.7%. [more - original PR]

London Gatwick Airport: “While this month also saw growth in scheduled European services, largely thanks to new airlines such as Vueling and the expansion of Norwegian Air Shuttle, it is also important to note that economic conditions in Europe remain challenging and we expect this trend to continue for the immediate future," Nick Dunn, CFO. Source: Company statement, 13-May-2013.

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