Gatwick Airport in West Sussex has announced increased half-yearly profits of £172m, bosses said today. This was an increase of 4.8 per cent in pre-tax profits for April to September, compared with last year. Turnover for the first six months of the 2012/13 financial year was £325.8m.
Passenger numbers for April to September this year were 19.9 million - a 1.2 percent increase on the same period last year.
He said it proved competition between airports provided the best service for passengers and this was why the airport would explore the options for a second runway.
Plans for Gatwick over the next three years will include focus on the short-haul flight market.