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Airport News

20th September 2017

Long haul surge takes Gatwick past 8 million summer holiday passengers for first time ever

4.9m passengers travelled through Gatwick in August marking the airport’s busiest ever month (up 2.1%) with +25.6% growth in cargo 8.1 million passengers travelled through Gatwick in the biggest-ever school summer holidays Long-haul destinations +11.1% in August London Gatwick has achieved the busiest school summer holidays in its history with 8.1 million passengers travelling through the airport over the seven-week period. This is a 2.1% increase on 2016 and the first time Gatwick has ever reached the eight million passengers mark during the summer break. This August alone, 4.9 million passengers travelled through Gatwick resulting in the biggest month in the airport’s history. A substantial rise in passengers taking long-haul summer breaks played a part in […]
14th September 2017

Luton airport announces record summer passenger numbers

Luton airport is moving forward with plans for improved transport links on the back of a record summer. Passengers using the airport grew by 6.8% year-on-year in August to 1.6 million, representing the 41st consecutive month of growth. A total of 4.7 million passengers were recorded between June and August, a 7% increase compared with the same period last year, making it the busiest summer in the airport’s 79-year history. The airport is working with the Department for Transport and rail operators to secure a dedicated airport express-style rail service as part of an upcoming East Midlands rail refranchising process. In addition, plans by the airport’s owner for a £200 million mass passenger transit system linking […]
6th September 2017
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Manchester Airport crowned best in the UK at Travel Bulletin Star Awards

The airport — which is the third largest in the country — fought off competition from the likes of Heathrow, Liverpool and Birmingham to receive the accolade at the Travel Bulletin Star Awards. In 2017, the airport has added San Francisco and Muscat to its list of destinations and has also begun work on a £1 billion transformation programme. Patrick Alexander Head of Marketing for Manchester Airport, said: “We’re delighted to receive this fantastic award and would like to thank all the travel agents and people who voted for Manchester Airport. “2017 has been an incredible year for the airport with record passenger numbers, the beginning of work on our £1bn transformation project and expansion by […]
31st August 2017

This is the future of Manchester Airport – featuring a showcase ‘Super Terminal’ after a £1bn expansion

New footage reveals what passengers can expect from Manchester Airport’s ‘Super Terminal’ following a £1bn expansion. Today’s film and new photographs take us into the two-level departures and shopping area, where glass, geometric shapes, plants, logs and trees abound. Last February, the airport released video giving a pilot’s-eye view of runways, taxiways, a new road system and queue-busting check-in technology, but this latest footage takes us further into the project. The centrepiece appears to be a huge living wall, decked out in evergreens and flowing over both floors of the terminal. Perched upon the wall is a giant bee – known as a symbol of Manchester’s industrious past and present. The floor is marked out in […]
25th August 2017

Three million people flew from Manchester Airport in July for their summer getaway

Leading destinations included Palma, Alicante, Amsterdam, Dubai, and Malaga. It’s been a busy summer for Manchester Airport so far as more than three million people passed through in July. It sees the airport’s annual rolling total reach 27.2m people, a year-on-year increase of 12 per cent. The rise in numbers coincides with the busiest day in the airport’s 79-year history. As well as seeing the start of the summer holidays, July also saw work commence on the airport’s £1bn transformation programme , which will see the airport build a ‘super terminal.’ Set for completion in 2020, and dubbed the biggest single construction project ever to take place in Greater Manchester, Terminal Two will merge with Terminal […]
24th August 2017

Gatwick passengers opt for Stateside breaks on busiest-ever Bank Holiday weekend

631,000 passengers to travel through Gatwick this weekend, with 304,000 departing passengers expected 14% rise in long-haul passengers compared with last year’s August Bank Holiday weekend Three of the 10 biggest-growing long-haul routes are to the US – Oakland +124.8%, New York +54.9% and Los Angeles +28.9% on last year More Brits are planning to spend this year’s August Bank Holiday weekend in the US according to figures released by Gatwick Airport, as thousands take advantage of the extra day off to pay a flying visit to popular destinations across the pond. The number of long-haul passengers departing from Gatwick across the weekend has increased significantly, up 14% year-on-year. Several American cities are in the airport’s […]

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