Gatwick sees increase in passengers

Gatwick airport have seen an increased number of passengers pass through since last year.

The West Sussex airport handled more then 3.44 million passengers in June - a 3.3 per cent rise on the same month in 2012.

The increase came despite North Atlantic traffic decreasing more than 12 per cent. There was also dips in UK and Channel Islands (down 2.4 per cent).

However, European scheduled service passenger numbers rose nearly 6 per cent and long-haul traffic excluding North Atlantic rose more than 11 per cent.

Gatwick's chief financial officer, Nick Dunn, said: "Gatwick achieved modest growth in June. This marked a return to the more restrained growth of earlier in the financial year, which is to be expected given the continuing strong economic headwinds."

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