Gatwick hopes for a better 2022 – it lost £370.6…

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Gatwick hopes for a better 2022 – it lost £370.6…

Gatwick hopes for a better 2022 – it lost £370.6 million in 2021 and £465.5 million in 2020
2022-03-09 23:45:00
Gatwick lost just over £1m per day on average – £370.6 million –  during 2021. In 2020 it lost about  £1.275m per day – about £465.5 million. It had about 10.2 million passengers in 2020, and about 6.3 million  in 2021 (mainly in the summer months), compared to 46.6 million in 2019.  EasyJet has taken up more Gatwick take-off and landing slots.  Cost savings were achieved by moving all airlines and travellers to the smaller North Terminal during months with the tightest Covid travel restrictions. The airport will reopen its South Terminal on March 27 as airlines ramp up their schedules with more passengers. British Airways is restarting its short-haul programme with 18 aircraft on 35 routes. Wizz Air and Vueling are setting up smaller bases. The biggest airline at Gatwick, easyJet, will provide even more capacity than before the coronavirus pandemic, with 79 aircraft covering 120 routes. The airport’s CEO Stewart Wingate, hoped 2022 would see a big rise in passengers “providing bureaucracy is reduced.” .Tweet     Gatwick Airport hoping for ‘strong summer’ following 2021 losses of £370 million ITV 9 March 2022 Gatwick Airport says it is hoping for a “strong summer” after it reported an annual loss of £370.6 million in 2021. The airport’s annual results show the figure has fallen from £465.5 million in losses in 2020, despite a 38.5% reduction in total annual passengers. Passenger numbers hit 6.3 million for the year, compared to 10.2 million previously, due to lockdowns and widespread international travel restrictions. Passenger numbers exceeded 1 million in August, September, October and December as passenger confidence grew, which the airport says helped to reduce its 2021 losses. Gatwick called these figures an “encouraging end to 2021” despite “continually changing travel restrictions and the emergence of the Omicron variant”. EasyJet has taken up more take-off and landing slots from Gatwick Gatwick’s annual losses fell in 2021, despite a reduction in passengers. The airport announced last month that it will reopen its South Terminal on March 27 to meet demand, as airlines ramp up their schedules. It says it was able to offset the impact of lower

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