Gatwick achieves record July passenger numbers, with holiday makers to Cape Verde up 119%

Posted on August 24, 2015 · Posted in Chris Mansfield - Blog, Investment updates

“Gatwick achieves record July passenger numbers”
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By Phil Davies | 11 August 2015 at 07.06 GMT

Gatwick achieves record July passenger numbers
Gatwick achieved its busiest ever July with 4.3 million passengers using the airport, a 6.4% increase on the previous year – surpassing forecasts used by the Airports Commission in its backing for a third runway at rival Heathrow.

An additional 260,000 people travelled through Gatwick last month compared to July 2014.

Long-haul routes were the key drivers, rising by 7% on the previous year as the airport reported two and a half years of consecutive month-on-month traffic growth.

Traffic on North Atlantic routes grew by 10.1%,= with New York routes up by 116% and Los Angeles up by 106%, largely driven by passenger take-up of Norwegian’s low-cost long-haul routes.

Long-haul leisure destinations are also performing well with Cape Verde up 119% and Trinidad up 96%.

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— This is great news for our Cape Verde investors! —