2017 was the best ever year in the history of London Gatwick Airport. It welcomed an enormous 45.6 million passengers and smashed all previous records.
London Gatwick Airport, said: “Gatwick sets new global passenger record for a single runway airport, underlining expansion case.”
ABOUT LONDON GATWICK AIRPORT
Serving passengers for more than 60 years, Gatwick Airport is the world’s most efficient single-runway airport and the second largest airport in the UK.
Offering more destinations than any other UK airport, Gatwick serves 228 destinations in 74 countries, with an ever-expanding long-haul network of 63 routes.
The car is the most popular mode of transport for passengers travelling to Gatwick Airport, with 36% of passengers arriving in this way.
34% of passengers arrive by train, as the airport is connected directly to central London by rail through the Gatwick Express service and is part of the Oyster and Contactless payment network.
2.5 million people live under 30 minutes away from Gatwick, with 25% of the entire UK population – and the entire population of London – living just an hour away.
London Gatwick is the second busiest airport by total passenger traffic in the United Kingdom. Top international destinations include Barcelona, Dubai, Hong Kong and New York.
The airport currently has a £2.7 billion, 5-year investment plan in place, with management reportedly spending £1 million a day on improvements to enhance the customer experience.
London Gatwick Airport is owned by a group of international investment funds, with Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) as majority shareholder. GIP invests worldwide in infrastructure assets with $18 billion worth of assets
Award-winning Gatwick Airport employs 3,000 people directly, as well as providing 30,000 jobs within the airport and 12,000 indirectly. This enables the airport to generate £1.6 billion for the UK economy.
BETTER BUSINESS INSPIRED INVESTMENT
Park First is a market leader in airport car parking, managing over 15,000 off-airport car parking spaces at major UK international airports.
Within the last five years, Park First has acquired 10 airport parking brands and websites, including Direct Parking, Skyport, AirportParkandRide.com, Park N Fly, Help Me Park and Cophall Parking.
The company now boasts a total airport parking portfolio value of over £300 million under management. Park First’s holdings are concentrated around London Gatwick Airport, London Luton Airport and Glasgow International Airport.
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