London Gatwick and easyJet are today joining forces to showcase the exceptional experience, facilities and products they have to offer business passengers, as well as their visions for the future of corporate travel.
Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate joined easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall to welcome members of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives to ‘The London Gatwick Experience’ on the same day that the airport announced its moving annual passenger total now stands at 36.5 million – a record for Gatwick.
Stewart Wingate, CEO of London Gatwick, said: “Gatwick has rapidly established itself as the smart choice for business passengers thanks to its extensive route network, proximity to London’s major business districts, quick airport journey time and business facilities.
“The airport has invested more than £1 billion in the past four years transforming its facilities and has focused on enhancing the experience of specific traveller groups – particularly business passengers. One in five passengers using the airport are now travelling on business.”
easyJet, the UK and Gatwick’s largest airline, carried 12 million business travellers last year – a 44% increase since 2010 – and offers a number of products designed specifically for business passengers including Flexi Fares and fast track check-in and security.
Carolyn McCall, CEO of easyJet, said: ”easyJet has substantially increased the number of business passengers flying with us in recent years – we now carry over 12 million a year, a 44% increase in the last four years.
“Our research has shown that 95% of business passengers sampling easyJet for the first time say they will fly with us again.
“Gatwick Airport has been a real driver of this increase and more than two million business travellers fly with us to and from the airport each year and that number has increased by nine per cent in the last year alone.
“easyJet’s winning combination of the most comprehensive network of business destinations coupled with our famous low fares and friendly service means that we will continue to be well positioned to take further market share in the future.”