London Gatwick has achieved its busiest-ever November on the back of growth in long-haul belly hold routes which were up 12.1 per cent for the month, driving a remarkable 25.6 per cent cargo growth.
Gatwick Airport CEO Stewart Wingate said: “This year five new long-haul connections have started – Singapore, Seattle, Denver, Kigali and Taipei – further strengthening Gatwick’s global connectivity. Connectivity which is set to further increase 2018 with new connections to Austin, Chicago and Buenos Aires beginning in just the first quarter alone.”
Cargo volumes for the month of November were 10,175 tonnes with the moving annual total (December 2016-November 2017) up 22.6 per cent to 94,571 tonnes.
Wingate added: “While demand for the slots previously operated by Monarch outstripped availability six times over, International Airlines Group (IAG) were ultimately successful in acquiring them and we’re looking forward to the new destination choices they will enable for our passengers in 2018.”