Slump in Gatwick’s passenger number due to Monarch collapse

Published on : Monday, November 13, 2017

GATWICK -JMilstein 01The beginning of October saw the collapse of Monarch leading to a dent in Gatwick’s passenger growth number. The airport deeply felt the loss of the airline that had been operating an average 285 flights per week.

A monthly average of 7.1% in passenger growth was recorded by the airport this year, however the new figures revealed that the growth was restricted to 1.4 % after Monarch’s demise.

Monarch is said to have been carrying 4.5% of the airport’s flight with an average of 285 per week.

It was reported that October was still considered to the busiest one for the airport despite having a dip in the growth. The long-haul traffic was up by 13.3% with Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver all proved popular.

There was still a strong growth in passenger numbers for Inverness, Edinburgh, the Isle of Man and Newquay all reflecting an increase.

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