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Gatwick surpasses 45 million annual passengers during busiest ever June

Gatwick is enjoying its busiest June on record Credit: PA

Gatwick Airport’s passenger figures rose for a 52nd consecutive month in June, with 4.4 million passengers travelling through the airport – an increase of 5.6% on the same month last year – bringing the airport’s annual passenger total to a new record of 45.1 million.

The airport’s cargo also benefitted from this thriving long-haul network, with the amount handled up 20.6%.

During June, North Atlantic routes grew +10.6% with Californian destinations proving particularly popular and among the biggest growing routes with Oakland, San Francisco +227% and Los Angeles +51%, on last year.

June’s figures provide the first insight into where Brits are choosing to spend their summer holidays this year, with popular destinations that passengers are jetting off to including Keflavik, Iceland +37.3%, Bermuda +30.6%, San Jose, Costa Rica +29.0%