London Gatwick

Gatwick set for record-breaking bank holiday weekend

Gatwick Airport is expecting its busiest ever bank holiday, with nearly 600,000 passengers passing through the airport.

The figure represents a 17.2% increase in passenger numbers since 2009.

The numbers are boosted by new services, including the arrival of Pegasus airlines to serve Turkish destinations, and Norwegian Airline Dreamliner’s new route to Orlando.

However Berlin is the fastest growing route since last year – it’s 54% more popular than during the bank holiday weekend last year. Madrid is the second fastest growing, followed by Istanbul.

Longhaul destinations are also on the up, with 15% more headed to Orlando, 8% more to Las Vegas and 5% more to Cancun in Mexico.

The top ten destinations Gatwick passengers will be flying to this August Bank Holiday are:

1.    Barcelona

2.    Palma de Mallorca

3.    Malaga

4.    Faro

5.    Dublin

6.    Alicante

7.    Orlando

8.    Dalaman

9.    Madrid

10.  Dubai

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