29 AUGUST 2022


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Article from BTNews 29 AUGUST 2022

Gatwick figures

Predicting 32.8m passengers for 2022 as against 46.5m in 2019, Gatwick is in a bullish mood.  In the first six months of the year the airport made a profit after tax of £50.6m.

In what is a really positive move the airport says that there is no need to extend capacity declaration beyond end of August as the airport returns back to usual business operations after the pandemic.

Following what it terms “significant investment” Gatwick has completed a project to resurface the main runway to improve resilience, and the redevelopment of the airport’s train station is progressing well it says, with completion due in 2023.

Gatwick’s recovery has also seen its long-haul network grow with 40 routes now announced, including new airlines Norse and Bamboo flying to New York and Hanoi respectively, British Airways starting a new service to Cape Town and jetBlue adding a new service to Boston, in addition to their daily flight to New York. WestJet and Air Transat currently also offer a range of destinations across Canada, while both British Airways and TUI fly numerous other long-haul services to the US, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Stewart Wingate, Chief Executive Officer, Gatwick Airport, said:  “Despite some broad economic uncertainty, we are also looking forward to a successful second half to the year, with new, exciting airlines and routes coming online and continuous improvement in the high service standards Gatwick is known for”.


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