CONTINUED PASSENGER GROWTH AT GATWICK
13 February 2012
13th consecutive month of year on year passenger growth at Gatwick.
• 13th consecutive month of year on year passenger growth at Gatwick
• New airlines contributing to growth at Gatwick
• Record average load factors continue
Passenger numbers increased by 0.8% year on year, with 16,200 more passengers flying through
Gatwick in January 2012.
- Gatwick continues to see growth in the European Scheduled market and from new carriers
operating their first winter at the airport.
- Charter operations to the seasonally popular North African destinations continue to be low due to
Achieved record average load factors for January of 73.4%, up 4.4 percentage points on the prior year,
with strong performance recorded across all market sectors.
Air traffic movements were down 6.0% year on year due largely to reductions in charter operations.
Gatwick continues to see growth in Low Cost type routes growing in the European scheduled market,
albeit with new airlines operating at the airport.
Korean Air announced in January that it will operate a three times a week direct service from Gatwick to
Seoul commencing on 29 April this year. They join Vietnam Airlines who commenced operations in
December 2011 and Air China who will fly four times a week to Beijing from May 2012.