Year on year passenger numbers at Gatwick rise by 3.6%

Year on year passenger numbers at Gatwick rise by 3.6%

Key Points:
*  Passenger numbers in August 2011 increased by 3.6% with 132,500 more passengers travelling through Gatwick compared to the same month last year
*  This continues the recent trend of year on year increases in passenger numbers
*  Average load factors rose 1.4 percentage points to 88.4% this month compared to the same month last year - resulting in Gatwick’s highest ever average load factors
*  The school summer holidays saw year-on-year growth with around half a million passengers travelling through Gatwick over the August bank holiday weekend. The most popular destinations being Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Dalaman
*  Overall capacity was up by 86,000 seats with growth to a wide range of Spanish, Italian, Swedish and Canadian destinations
*  Air transport movements grew 2.1% with short haul markets seeing the greatest gains