Gatwick Airport has continued to expand this year resulting in a number of additional Gatwick new routes. Passenger numbers have also increased by over 5% to 45.5 million passengers.
Last month the Airports Operators Association awarded Gatwick ‘Best Airport’.
They were congratulated on their new waste plant as the first in the world which can convert waste into renewable energy. This development increases LGW’s recycling rate to 64% – the best rate for any UK airport. The plant also reduces water consumption by 2 million litres per year.
Gatwick New Routes
Earlier this year, I told you about Norwegian Air starting its new route to Singapore. We were quite excited to have guests staying with us who were on the first flight in September.
Starting in February 2018 they will be flying direct to Buenos Aires from Gatwick with their new Dreamliner fleet. With fares as low as £279.90 (no frills) a visit to the cosmopolitan ‘chic’ city is one for your ‘bucket list’. It is time to unleash your Argentinian Tango.
Norwegian also added Oakland (San Francisco) and Fort Lauderdale to their growing list of destinations this year.
China Airways have launched direct flights to Taipei (Taiwan) fares from £300.10. This is an important new route for business travellers. However, tourism is growing in Taiwan and I fully expect the holiday industry to start to promote it now that getting there is easy and affordable.
Thompson Airways added Phu Quoc (Vietnam) to their destinations month. This is a popular beach destination in its own right. Thompson also offer 2 centre holidays with a cultural visit to Hi Chi Minh.
Wherever you are flying to from Gatwick, don’t forget to book your room at Springwood for a relaxing start to your trip.