More than 2.1 million passengers passed through the airport last month, that's slightly down on February 2012.
The 0.7% dip in passenger numbers is down to last year being a leap year.
When compared on a like for like basis, 2.2% or 47,800 more travellers passed through Gatwick last month.
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Amanda Houston presents the late evening forecast for the east of the Meridian region.
Amanda Houston presents the late evening forecast for the west of the Meridian region.