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Airport News

30th June 2017

Gatwick Airport profits from busiest ever year and hails sky-high customer satisfaction

Gatwick airport today hailed its busiest ever year after record passenger numbers flowed through its doors. Posting its annual results to March, the airport said passenger numbers had grown by 7.7 per cent to 44.1m. Earnings jumped 12.9 per cent to £373.6m. The airport also claimed customer satisfaction was “at an all-time high”. Read more: Gatwick is now carbon neutral and uses 100 per cent renewable energy Chief executive Stewart Wingate said: “It has been another record-breaking year and another chapter in the transformation of Gatwick. Our continued growth and success is a testament to record investment, increased competition, and our renewed focus on efficiency and service.” Last year, Gatwick duked it out with Heathrow to […]
23rd June 2017

New railway connection to London Luton Airport approved

London Luton Airport is to get a new railway station so that trains can run directly to the terminal. A 1.4-mile (2.2km) rail line will be built to the existing Luton Airport Parkway station, replacing the current bus shuttle service. The £200m plans have been approved by Luton Borough Council and the station is due to open by the end of 2020. It is hoped that passengers will be able to travel between the airport and London in under half an hour. Current journeys from London to the parkway station take at least 20 minutes with passengers then having to wait for a shuttle bus which takes at least a further ten minutes, traffic permitting. It […]
13th June 2017

Busiest ever May for Gatwick Airport

Gatwick just recorded its busiest ever May – marking the airport’s 51st consecutive month of growth. More than four million passengers passed through the doors of Gatwick Airport last month – 6.7% up on the previous year. The airport’s network of more than 50 long haul routes is driving this growth with North American destinations showing particular strength – up 13% – with 15 cities on the US and Canada now served from Gatwick. Top destinations last month included LA (+48%), Fort Lauderdale (+125%) and Calgary (+43%). The number of business passengers also hit an all-time high with 782,000 business trips made during May. The amount of cargo handled by the airport was also up 18.9%, […]
12th June 2017

Manchester Airport sees busiest May on record

With the start of half term and a number of airlines launching new routes, it was the airport’s busiest May on record. Manchester Airport saw 12% growth in May as a host of new routes took off. More than 2.5m people jetted off from the UK’s third largest airport last month meaning 26,795,288 have now passed through its three terminals in the last 12 months. With the start of half term and a number of airlines launching new routes, it was the airport’s busiest May on record. Oman Air launched its daily service to Muscat meaning there are now up to 12 flights a day to the Middle East direct from Manchester Airport. As well as […]
9th June 2017

Manchester Airport celebrates busiest ever April

Thanks to the late Easter break the UK’s third largest airport saw passenger numbers rise by 17% as more than 2.25m people jetted off. More than 84,000 passengers passed through the three terminals on Friday April 7 as the airport saw its busiest day of the year so far. The most popular destinations for passengers over Easter were Amsterdam, Dubai and Dublin as well as the Spanish holiday favourites of Tenerife, Alicante and Malaga. The current growth makes Manchester the second fastest-growing large airport in Europe. April also saw businesses and organisations welcoming the news that connections to China would be further strengthened with the news that Cathay Pacific will be offering daily flights to Hong […]
8th June 2017

Gatwick becomes a carbon neutral airport and reduces its environmental footprint further

Gatwick becomes the “first carbon neutral London airport” and is “now the second busiest carbon neutral airport in Europe” Airport uses 100% renewable electricity and Gold Standard carbon credits Latest sustainability report also published showcasing airport’s world first waste processing plant and Tesla electric taxis Following a year of record growth, Gatwick has also today been officially recognised as a carbon neutral airport through its use of 100% renewable electricity and Gold Standard carbon credits to offset ground fuel emissions. The award, from ACI Europe, means that Gatwick Airport Ltd completed Airport Carbon Accreditation at Level 3+ in 2016 for all ground operation emissions that the airport controls – including fuels, electricity and business travel – […]

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