12-Oct-2015 9:00 AM

London Gatwick Airport reports busiest ever Sep in 2015, expects annual pax to exceed 40m

London Gatwick Airport passenger numbers up 6% - traffic highlights in Sep-2015:

  • Passenger numbers: 4.0 million, +5.7% year-on-year;
    • UK and Channel Islands: 321,000, +1.6%;
    • Ireland: 114,100, +5.7%;
    • European scheduled: 2.9 million, +7.8%;
    • European charter: 264,000, -7.2%;
    • North Atlantic: 186,600, +11.3%;
    • Other long-haul: 274,700, -0.4%;
  • Cargo volume: 5627 tonnes, -21.5%;
  • Aircraft movements: 25,817, +3.7%. [more - original PR]

The airport noted (09-Oct-2015) the result marks the 31st consecutive month of growth as well as its busiest ever September with 39.7 million passenger throughput in the past 12 months. CEO Stewart Wingate said the airport will exceed the 40 million passenger mark this year, a milestone that the Airports Commission analysis predicted it would achieve in a decade. The airport also attributes the passenger growth to more air traffic movements per hour and larger aircraft being used on average across the airlines.

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