GATWICK’S LONG SUMMER OF LONG-HAUL TAKES OFF AS AIRPORT CELEBRATES THREE YEARS OF CONSECUTIVE GROWTH – Katar Investments

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GATWICK’S LONG SUMMER OF LONG-HAUL TAKES OFF AS AIRPORT CELEBRATES THREE YEARS OF CONSECUTIVE GROWTH

• 3.1 million passengers travelled through Gatwick in March, +5.8% year on year, marking three years of consecutive month on month growth
• Norwegian’s Boston route kicks off Gatwick’s summer of long-haul with 20 new routes including Hong Kong, Cape Town, Vancouver, Lima and Costa Rica
• Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said: “Three years of consecutive month on month growth shows Gatwick continues to provide what our passengers want – more choice and better value to a greater range of destinations….An expanded Gatwick would build on this momentum and deliver yet more competition and choice for passengers – only last month Norwegian pledged 50 Dreamliners to a two-runway Gatwick which would transform the UK long-haul market.”
Gatwick’s long summer of long-haul has begun as the airport celebrates three years of consecutive month on month growth. 3.1 million passengers traveled through the airport this March, the busiest ever March for Gatwick, and +5.8% year on year.
Norwegian’s brand new route to Boston – starting last month – brought forward by two months, due to unprecedented demand, is the first of Gatwick’s 20 long-haul routes this summer.
New routes will be arriving this summer include Hong Kong, Cape Town, Vancouver, Lima and Costa Rica (the UK’s only direct route).