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.

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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.

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