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12-Sep-2013 1:22 PM

London Gatwick Airport underlying pax up 2.5%, cargo down 8% in Aug-2013

UK's London Gatwick Airport passenger numbers up 5% - traffic highlights for Aug-2013:

  • Passenger numbers: 4.0 million, +5.2% year-on-year;
    • UK and Channel Islands: 346,800, -0.6%;
    • Ireland: 119,500, -4.4%;
    • European scheduled: 2.2 million, +8.0%;
    • European charter: 675,700, +3.3%;
    • North Atlantic: 202,400, -7.2%;
    • Other long-haul: 454,800, +8.1%;
  • Cargo volume: 7748 tonnes, -8.2%;
  • Aircraft movements: 25,406, +3.1%. [more - original PR]

London Gatwick: "This month we were delighted to announce that British Airways will base a tenth long haul aircraft at Gatwick, offering passengers even more choice of when to travel to key leisure destinations in the US and the Caribbean. This news comes as other long haul routes such as Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi continue to perform well, alongside key European services for business travellers in particular," Nick Dunn, CFO. Source: Company statement, 11-Sep-2013.

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