2015 was a record-breaking year for Gatwick as it has set a new global passenger record for a single runway airport, serving 40.3 million passengers. 2.7 million Passengers travelled through Gatwick in December, which was a 4.7% increase on the previous year. Long-haul routes performed particularly strongly +7.6% year on year with North Atlantic routes driving this growth +14.7% on December 2014. Destinations contributing to this significant North Atlantic growth include Las Vegas +53.0%, Los Angeles +49.9% Toronto +22.8%. Strong growth was also seen from winter sun destinations with Goa +25.6%, Jamaica +7.7%, Dubai +12.1% and Barbados +11.3%. Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said that “Gatwick was the solution to Britain’s aviation capacity saga as the airport announced its 34th consecutive month of traffic growth. Since independent ownership in 2009, we have grown rapidly and the benefits of competition are clear for passengers - more choice, higher standards and lower fares. A Government decision this year backing Gatwick expansion will mean that Britain finally solves its long standing problem of airport capacity in the South East. Our plan is legal, affordable, cleaner and quieter and will deliver for Britain”.
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