GATWICK Airport achieved an impressive 3.0 million passengers travelling through the airport this February, +9.9% on 2016.
Long-haul routes continue their booming growth at Gatwick, +20.3% on February 2016 and driving a +6.0% cargo increase, – once again demonstrating Gatwick’s key role connecting Britain to important growth markets when these links have never been more crucial.
Dubai was the airport’s most popular long-haul destination in the month with 76,965 passengers visiting and +8% on February 2016. Other destinations also likely benefiting from the Valentine’s effect included St Lucia +52%, New York +66% and Paris +77%.
Los Angeles was +90%, on the same time last year, with Gatwick passengers to shortly have even more options for travel to America’s West Coast as British Airways start their new route to Oakland, San Francisco, this March.
Skiing destinations performed well in February with Geneva Gatwick’s most popular European destination in the month with 109,500 passengers visiting, +5% on February 2016. This was joined by Innsbrook +9% and Genoble +8% on the same month last year.
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