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Airport News


24th June 2016
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Gatwick marks busiest-ever May by opening new Pier 1

Gatwick marked its busiest-ever May today (+5.8%) by launching its new Pier 1 facility – one of largest projects the airport has ever undertaken (£186million) – which houses an entirely new baggage system for the South Terminal and state-of-the-art passenger gate rooms with views across the runway. The new ‘operationally excellent’ facility replaces the old Pier 1 – which was originally opened by the Queen in 1958 – now also contains the airport’s first early bag store.  The bag store allows up to 2600 bags to be checked up to 18 hours before departure – an initiative that improves convenience for passengers and also reduces queues by spreading out check-in times.
23rd June 2016
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Manchester Airport flying high with 25 months of consecutive growth

There were 1,920,084 people who passed through the UK’s third busiest gateway. That marks an 11% year-on-year increase on April 2015 and sees the rolling annual total of passenger numbers climb to 23,730,610. Jet2.com launched new routes to Krakow and Naples; Monarch Airlines launched services to Tel Aviv and Lisbon whilst other carriers commenced their summer timetables, significantly increasing the number of flights.
22nd June 2016

Thriving London Gatwick airport remains an attractive option for shrewd airport car parking investors

As London Gatwick airport reports its busiest ever May, investing in off-airport car parks continues to be a smart option for shrewd private investors. Direct Airport Parking Investment, a master agent for leading UK off-airport car parking provider Park First, watched with interest as London Gatwick’s figures for May were announced. More than a quarter of a million passengers passed through this UK airport during the month. May figures take Gatwick’s moving annual total passenger numbers to 41,123,000 – a new world record for a single runway airport.
20th June 2016
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Growth of Glasgow Airport makes its off-airport car parks a solid property investment

As Glasgow Airport sets itself on course to exceed nine million passengers in 2016, the demand for car parking spaces for air travellers increases – and that’s great news for investors in off-airport car parking through Direct Airport Parking Investment. Figures announced in April revealed that Glasgow Airport has enjoyed its busiest ever start to a year in 2016. In April alone almost 722,000 passengers travelled through its doors, an increase of 8.5% on the same period in 2015. This represents the fifth consecutive year of growth, in a year when Glasgow Airport will celebrate its 50th anniversary.
15th June 2016
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Investors encouraged to experience the Park First service for themselves

Potential investors in off-airport car parking at the UK’s busiest and fastest growing airports are encouraged to experience the first class service in which they are considering investing. Direct Airport Parking Investment, on behalf of the UK’s leading provider of secure off-airport car parking Park First, arranges for its clients who are considering taking up this unique buy-to-let property opportunity to visit the facility they are interested in.
13th June 2016
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Record passenger numbers and major redevelopments at London Luton Airport

As London Luton Airport passes its 13 million passenger milestone, it’s an exciting time for anyone interested in investing in this fast growing UK airport.

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