2.8m passengers travelled through Gatwick in its busiest-ever January
US routes recorded the highest rate of growth, with New York +51.1% and Boston +31.4%
The airport’s thriving long-haul network drove +29.6% cargo growth
London Gatwick last month experienced the busiest January in its history, with 2.8 million passengers travelling through – an increase of 1.4% year-on-year, marking the airport’s 59th consecutive month of growth.
As thousands of Brits travelled Stateside for a January escape, US routes saw the biggest percentage increase in passenger numbers. Fort Lauderdale was the North American destination with the highest passenger growth rate, up 92.6% on January 2017.
New York and Boston also saw significant year-on-year growth – up 51.1% and 31.4% respectively – while the US West Coast proved popular too, with Oakland, San Francisco +76.6% and Los Angeles +38.6%. See full strory