Gatwick says passenger surge underlines need for new runway

Gatwick says passenger surge underlines need for new runway

Airport calls for swift post-election action on siting of new runway for south-east after total passengers through airport grows 8% to 38.7 million in past year

Almost 3 million more passengers passed through Gatwick in the past year than in 2013-14, a figure the airport said underlined the need for a new runway.

With record traffic last month, the annual total – significantly boosted by two Easter holiday surges falling within the same 12 months (April 2014 and March 2015) – grew almost 8% to 38.7 million people. Gatwick expects to break the 40 million mark next year, more than a decade before official government forecasts.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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