London Gatwick Airport reports busiest ever August in 2016, exceeds Airports Commission forecast
London Gatwick Airport passenger numbers up 6% - traffic highlights for Aug-2016:
- Passenger numbers: 4.8 million, +5.7%;
- UK and Channel Islands: 359,500, +9.1%;
- Ireland: 145,800, +12.8%;
- European scheduled: 3.3 million, +2.7%;
- European charter: 286,000, -2.8%;
- North Atlantic: 348,800, +51.3%;
- Other long haul: 316,800, +4.7%;
- Cargo volume: 6396 tonnes, +12.7%;
- Aircraft movements: 28,103, +3.7%. [more - original PR]
The airport stated (12-Sep-2016) the result was its busiest ever August, and passed the 42 million annual passenger milestone, which the Airports Commission said it would be reach until 2030.
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