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Article from BTNews 9 DECEMBER 2013

Gatwick fourth anniversary

On 3 December London Gatwick celebrated four years as a stand-alone airport.  With £1billion invested in the airport – from modernising the forecourt, check-in and security areas to overhauling the departure lounges, upgrading the departure gates, runway and immigration halls – the airport has gone through a monumental transformation. 

Gatwick now serves 45 of the top 50 European business destinations and, despite the economic headwinds, the number of passengers choosing to fly from Gatwick has increased by over four million people.

The airport’s CEO, Stewart Wingate said: “Turning round the decades of under-investment in Gatwick, transforming it into a friendly and efficient place to visit, as well as ensuring the airport remains a major international gateway for London and the South East has been my priority over these last four years.

“I would say we are making good headway.  We now have the UK’s only direct link to Vietnam, routes to high growth markets such as China, Russia and Turkey and in 2014 we will fly direct to Indonesia – countries that some claim can only be connected via a hub airport.  This coupled with growing our African and Middle Eastern routes helps make up over 200 destinations that Gatwick connects its passengers with.”

www.gatwickairport.com  www.transforming-gatwick.com

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