For the first time in its history, Gatwick Airport has reached the 40 million passengers p/a milestone with Oct-2015 being its 32nd consecutive month of growth.
Destinations such as Madrid witnessed an increase of 37%, Rome 22.4% Venice 22.8% and Barcelona 13.8%. North Atlantic destinations saw growth in destinations such as New York which increased by 111.6 % and Los Angeles by 86.9% Growth to Dubai was also up by 11.4%.
According to Gatwick Airport, reaching the 40 million passengers a year mark intensifies its case for expansion, demonstrating the airport’s continual growth which will lead to full capacity in the near future.
CEO Stewart Wingate said: “To reach 40 million passengers a year is a tremendous achievement and sets a global benchmark for a single runway airport. We have grown rapidly under new ownership and the benefits of competition are clear for passengers – more choice, higher standards and lower fares. It will not be long however before we are full. That is why Gatwick needs a second runway. It will not be long before we are full. That is why Gatwick needs a second runway”.