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Thursday 10th of July 2014
This announcement was predicted by staff at the Easirent Car Hire location at Gatwick Airport as they have had busier periods of car hire during the recent months which would indicate potential increase in passenger numbers at the airport.
Gatwick Airport has announced record breaking numbers of passengers are using the airport. In the London market it has increased its share of the traffic and made a profit, strengthening its case for a second runway in the view of bosses at the airport.
Stewart Wingate, CEO of London Gatwick, said “Gatwick’s record performance and growth to around 36 million passengers this year demonstrates how we are successfully competing in the London market and why we are best-placed to deliver the UK’s next new runway. Airlines and passengers are increasingly choosing to fly from Gatwick and this growth is expected to continue. And despite getting busier and handling growing numbers of passengers, we remain the top London airport for passenger satisfaction.”
The annual passenger numbers at Gatwick Airport has reached a record 35.9 million, up 4.8% on the previous year. The airport also made a profit of £57.5 million in the financial year ending 31st March 2014.