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Gatwick Airport sets record

One of the UK’s biggest airports has announced a passenger record.

Gatwick Airport has broken its own record for the number of passengers travelling on a single runway – more than 42 million annually.


The news came in the wake of Cathay Pacific’s new Hong Kong-Gatwick route, which has boosted the airport’s links to China and the Far East.

This route is among several additional long-haul destinations introduced this year.

Gatwick is pushing for a second runway at the airport, with a spokesman describing the situation as “expansion-ready”

“Gatwick expansion would secure the same number of new routes and economic benefit Britain needs; can be delivered faster; with dramatically lower environmental impacts; and without the £5 billion of taxpayer funding Heathrow would require for surface access improvements.”

Gatwick airport is located 29.5 miles south of Central London and about 2.7 miles north of Crawley, West Sussex.

About Ian Roberts (255 Articles)
Ian Roberts is a veteran Australian journalist, PR man and writer/reviewer on accommodation and travel. Over many decades, Ian has travelled widely reporting and recording his experiences. His newsy columns - including Memorable Destination - have gained a big following among people seeking suggestions and objective information about accommodation, travel and destinations world-wide. Along with wife, Sue and her camera, Ian has taken up a particular challenge to help budget conscious seniors 50 and upward with travel and accommodation ideas - including suggestions for holding family reunions. Readers in Ian's home city of Newcastle Australia may also be aware of his travel and accommodation column in a local newspaper.

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