Gatwick’s passenger numbers have soared over the past 12 months following the reopening of air travel post-pandemic restrictions, but it’s still down on pre-Covid levels .
The West Sussex hub reported that almost 33 million people passed through its gates in 2022, up over 420 per cent on last year’s 6.3 million passengers.
Nevertheless, the airport is lagging behind 2019 levels, as passenger levels are still 71 per cent of pre-pandemic numbers.
Gatwick’s sustained recovery has also led to a return of long-haul routes, including Delta Airlines resuming daily flights to New York and British Airways introducing new services to Canada and the US.
The airport made the headlines yesterday after Air India announced it will add four new destinations from Gatwick, including Goa and Amritsar.