GATWICK AIRPORT is home to the world’s busiest single use runway – serving up to 55 aircraft per hour at peak times. Located almost 30 miles from central London, Gatwick Airport primarily serves point-to-point destinations and is used by full service airlines such as British Airways and Garuda Indonesia, to leisure airlines such as Thomson Airways and Monarch Airlines that find Gatwick Airport an attractive alternative to Heathrow for the busy London market. There is a significant low cost airline presence at Gatwick Airport with easyJet and Norwegian having large networks across Europe, and in the case of Norwegian, flights to North America.
With summer here, London’s airports are welcoming sports fans from around the world for some of the UK’s major sporting events. Wimbledon is in full swing, followed by the historic Henley Royal Regatta (1 July), British Grand Prix at Silverstone (5 July) and the first Ashes test in Cardiff on the 8 July. We now take a look at Gatwick Airport in numbers.