September success for London Gatwick

London Gatwick Airport enjoyed another record-breaking month after seeing 4.3 million passengers during September 2016.

This is an increase of 6.9% compared to September 2015, adding up to the 43.2 million people who have now used London Gatwick over the past 12 months.

Gatwick has seen a surge in long-haul routes available to passengers.

Cape Town and Moscow are the latest destinations to be offered to the travelling public, in addition to existing long-haul services to the USA, Canada, China, Peru, Nigeria, Costa Rica, South Africa already in operation as of this year.

In fact, North Atlantic routes grew by 59% compared to the same period last year, with a boom in services to Toronto, Vancouver and LA.

European routes which saw significant growth throughout the month of September included Paris, Milan and Prague.

Chief Executive of Gatwick, Stewart Wingate, said: “Gatwick’s continued record-breaking growth shows we can deliver for Britain.

“We are already decades ahead of predictions on passenger and long haul growth.”