GATWICK SEES PASSENGER NUMBERS GROW BY 2.3% IN FEBRUARY 2011

14 March 2011

Key points from Gatwick Airport's February 2011 Traffic Performance Survey.

Key points from Gatwick Airport's February 2011 Traffic Performance Survey:

  • Passenger numbers grew 2.3% year-on-year driven by increases in European Scheduled traffic, with an additional 46,600 passengers travelling through Gatwick
  • Average load factors increased from 74.8% in February 2010 to 75.8% this month - a continuing trend at Gatwick
  • Traffic during the spring school half-term break increased by 4% with holidaymakers travelling to traditional hotspots including Dubai, Malaga, Tenerife and winter destinations such as Geneva and Grenoble
  • airberlin - Europe’s sixth largest airline - launched twice daily services to Nuremberg and Hanover on 7 February
  • Aerosvit-Ukraine Airlines and Rossiya-Russian Airlines become the second and third airlines in recent months to choose Gatwick as their London airport
  • As the largest Ukrainian network carrier, Aerosvit operates a five times weekly service to Ukraine’s capital city, Kiev, offering an attractive service for both leisure and business travellers. Services launched on 1 March
    Rossiya-Russian Airlines returned to Gatwick with a twice weekly service to Pulkovo Airport, St Petersburg.
  • Services to Russia’s second largest city launched on 6 March. This service is scheduled to increase to five times per week from May 2011.
 
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