Booming long-haul services helped contribute to a record November for Gatwick with 2.8 million passengers handled.
Long-haul services saw 20% year-on-year passenger growth in the month, including a new Thomson Airways route to Sri Lanka.
Further expansion is planned next year with Cathay Pacific increasing its four time a week service to Hong Kong to a daily frequency from June.
Thomas Cook Airlines’ new route to Cape Town takes off tomorrow (Thursday) adding to British Airways existing service to give six flights a week to the South African city.
The airport saw a 7.3% overall rise in passengers in November.
Chief executive Stewart Wingate said: “Almost three million more passengers are travelling through the airport this year versus the same time last year, with 42.7 million passengers passing through the airport annually – this figure that puts us 14 years ahead of industry predictions.
“Passengers are responding to our growing line-up of long-haul connections with routes to China, Peru, Canada, Costa Rica, Nigeria, as well as the US added this last year.”
This is a community-moderated forum.
All post are the individual views of the respective commenter and are not the expressed views of Travel Weekly.
By posting your comments you agree to accept our Terms & Conditions.