2017 is the Busiest Ever Year for Gatwick Airport

A record-breaking 3.2 million passengers travelled through London’s Gatwick Airport in December, a 1.5 percent increase compared to last year.

Throughout 2017, a total of 46.6 million passengers used the airport, marking the hub’s busiest ever year.

Commenting on the news, Gatwick Airport, chief executive, Stewart Wingate said: “Last year was a great year for Gatwick in which we delivered record passenger growth and an array of new long-haul routes, bringing our annual passenger total to 45.6 million and extending our long-haul network to 63 connections.

“Gatwick’s soaring long-haul and cargo growth in December is an impressive conclusion to 2017 and we’ll be strengthening the airport’s global connectivity even further this year, with new services to Buenos Aires, Austin and Chicago already confirmed to begin in the first quarter alone.

“This year, we’re also looking forward to British Airways’ biggest summer schedule at Gatwick for almost ten years, which will see 15 per cent more weekly BA flights than last summer.

“We have ambitious plans to build on the success achieved in 2017 and reach 50 million passengers per year and beyond, setting new standards for Gatwick and playing an increased global role for Britain.”

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