Gatwick Airport Set For Record Breaking Summer Season

Gatwick Airport is set for a record-breaking summer in 2016 as more than 8 million passengers travelling through will pass through its doors in one month.

August 2016 is set to be the busiest year in the airport’s history as holidaymakers head for sunny destinations across the globe. Gatwick alone will welcome up to 50% more passengers than normal – some 165,000 passengers will take to the skies on the busiest day alone!

A Record Breaking Summer

The news follows on from the success of London Luton Airport’s surge in passenger numbers during Q1 2016 – the airport also recorded its busiest ever day on the 27th May when 50,564 passengers passed through the airport.

Airports have also been reporting a surge in interest for long-haul flights. With long-haul destinations which take in much of America and the United Arab Emirates, customers are flocking to distant destinations during the holiday season.

Airports across the UK are reporting a surge in passengers despite the busy holiday season, with quarterly expectations on the rise since 2015.

On Sight Entertainment

Gatwick has anticipated the rush of families and even has entertainment on hand until the 19th August, with many street performers, face painters, and entertainers on hand to keep everyone busy.

Gatwick’s Terminals Operation Manager, Wayne Tomlinson, noted: “All teams at the airport have been working hard ahead of summer to make our passengers’ time with us as fun and hassle-free as possible. Whether it’s our family entertainment, a dedicated family security lane, or a pushchair available on your arrival at the airport – we strive to offer helpful thoughts – providing the best start and finish to your time away whether you are off to Tenerife or Toronto.”

This news further highlights how airport car parking spaces will continue to be a key fixture as an investment in the future.

They’re lucrative, secure, and offer investors flexible options. With the surge in popularity of long-haul holiday destinations, car parking spaces are certainly highly sought after at many of the UK’s major airports.