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27th June 2016
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Brexit result makes it an ideal time to invest in the UK property market

Following the result of the UK European Union referendum the value of the Great British Pound dropped sharply, to a level not seen for the last three decades. While financial analysts are considering the wider implications of the results, Direct Airport Parking Investment’s view is that it’s good news for investors, in particular overseas investors, who have been considering the buy-to-let option of off-airport car parking.
27th June 2016
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Historical record: more than 9 million passengers at Glasgow Airport

This excellent news couldn´t have come at a better moment, as Glasgow Airport is celebrating its 50th anniversary. For all these years, the details haven’t ceased to improve. On the contrary, in 2016 Glasgow Airport achieved a historical record, in which more than 9 million passengers travelled through the airport during a rolling 12-month period. Regarding the number of passengers that travelled through this Airport in May, it has represented an increased of 5.5% on the same period last year. It is important to highlight that it means another record, since last month witnessed the busiest May in its history, with almost 830,000 people travelling through its doors.
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.

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