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Airport News

6th October 2016

Gatwick best meets Labour’s four key tests on airport expansion

Gatwick best meets Labour’s key airport expansion tests to deliver for Britain Links and economic boost come at a dramatically lower environmental impact Gatwick’s plan for balanced growth passes Labour’s tests with flying colours Gatwick Airport has today outlined how it best meets all four tests that the Labour Party put forward as a basis for assessing airport expansion plans. Last year, the Labour ­­­Party set out four key tests that any expansion of airport capacity must meet. Of the options being considered by Government, Gatwick Airport has shown it is best placed to meet these requirements and to help connect Britain to the future. Gatwick Airport CEO Stewart Wingate said: “Gatwick’s plan remains the best […]
16th September 2016

Business Chiefs Pile Pressure On May Over Runway Expansion

Theresa May will face renewed calls from business leaders next week to kick off the construction of a new runway in the south-east amid warnings that the UK is losing £1.1m every hour in international trade opportunities because of capacity constraints. Sky News has learnt that the lobbying group Let Britain Fly, which operates under the London First inward investment agency, is circulating a letter among private sector bosses calling on the Prime Minister to act swiftly on airport expansion.
14th September 2016

August performance helps Glasgow scorch previous summer passenger record

Glasgow Airport has recorded its busiest summer on record after more than 943,000 passengers travelled through its doors in August representing a 7.4% increase on the same period last year. It means that almost three million passengers used Glasgow Airport during the peak summer months of June, July and August ensuring the airport remains on course to record its busiest year since it first opened its doors 50 years ago.
12th September 2016

First glimpse of the new London Luton Airport

London Luton Airport has given passengers their first glimpse of how things will look when its ambitious transformation is complete using the latest CGI technology. A fly-through video takes viewers on a journey through the £110m redevelopment, beginning on the airport approach, above the new dual carriageway which is due to open later this year.
12th September 2016

Gatwick’s record August and long haul success prove Airports Commission data is 14 years out of date

Busiest-ever August as 4.8 million passengers travel through the airport Record traffic and long-haul growth prove Airports Commission data flawed Gatwick passes 42 million annual passengers – a milestone the Commission said wouldn’t be reached until 2030 Gatwick Airport’s record breaking performance in reaching 42 million annual passengers and continued long haul growth has proven that the Airports Commission forecasts are even further out of date than previously thought.
6th September 2016

Global record: 42 million annual passengers put Gatwick in a league of its own

Gatwick serves 42 million passengers annually for the first time ever – setting a new record for passengers travelling on a single runway Busiest-ever August at Gatwick as 4.8 million passengers travelled through the airport, +5.7% on last year, as long-haul routes grow 25% on August 2015 Gatwick Chief Financial Officer Nick Dunn, said: “Politically, economically and environmentally, the case for Gatwick expansion has never been stronger. Momentum is with Gatwick as business leaders and politicians continue to unite behind Gatwick, post – referendum Britain needs certainty – a straightforward scheme which can be promptly delivered and that’s Gatwick.”

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