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Airport News

14th November 2016

Gatwick’s busiest ever October puts airport in top five fastest growing in Europe

Gatwick Airport has just undergone it’s busiest ever October period, with record passengers, huge long haul growth, and massive cargo volumes. The airport recorded that a staggering 3.9 million passengers travelled through Gatwick in October. This marks a 7.1 per cent increase in like-for-like figures from the previous year. There was also a huge increase in long-haul services which soared by 22 per cent, as well as a huge rise in cargo volumes which have shot up by 23 per cent.
10th November 2016

Glasgow International Airport is celebrating an award-winning 50th anniversary year as 2016 draws to a close.

Last month the airport scooped three accolades at the prestigious Glasgow Business Awards. It was named the Royal Bank of Scotland Most Outstanding Business and Best Performing Business with 51 employees and over, as well as earning the top spot for Excellence in Customer Service. This year, the airport has invested £25 million into enhancing the customer experience for its unprecedented surge in passengers, through a series of major upgrades and projects.
8th November 2016

Heathrow chairman Lord Deighton wants other airports given the green light for expansion

Lord Deighton is feeling magnanimous since Heathrow’s expansion plans have been given the go-ahead. Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, Heathrow’s chairman said airports across Britain should be allowed to grow; as long as there’s enough demand for their services. “To the extent that those airports need an extra runway to be able to provide the slots to support economically supportable routes, absolutely,” he said. “To the extent that there is business at these places, I’m comfortable with them expanding.”
7th November 2016

Ryanair celebrates carrying two million passengers on second anniversary at Glasgow Airport

Ryanair celebrates carrying two million customers on the second anniversary of the airline’s inaugural flight from Glasgow Airport in 2014. The airline opened its first-ever base at Glasgow Airport on October 28, 2014 with seven routes to destinations such as Dublin, London Stansted, Riga and Warsaw. Two years on the airline now operates 20 routes, including 12 new destinations for Glasgow Airport.
4th November 2016

Gatwick retail boss to boost shopping and dining experience

Airport shopping and dining at London Gatwick is set for a boost following the appointment of a new retail boss. In her new role as Head of Retail for London Gatwick, Rachel Bulford will manage the airport’s 82 shops and 36 restaurants.
3rd November 2016

Gatwick responds to Heathrow decision

London Gatwick Airport has responded to the government’s decision to favour Heathrow expansion, with a strong message about its own future. Gatwick – the UK’s second busiest airport and the world’s most efficient single runway airport with 42 million passengers a year – maintains it has a strong case for expansion. The airport’s management argues a new runway at Gatwick is the cheaper, quicker and more environmentally friendly option over expanding Heathrow.

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