Gatwick Air­port in­vests 1.1bn pounds on ex­pan­sion

The Nation - - WORLD -

Lon­don Gatwick Air­port an­nounced Wednesday it was spend­ing 1.1 bil­lion pounds (Bt47.5 bil­lion) on ex­pand­ing its fa­cil­i­ties over the next five years to ac­com­mo­date a growth in pas­sen­ger num­bers.

Gatwick is the eighth-busiest air­port in Europe and sits be­hind Mum­bai as the world’s busiest sin­gle-run­way air hub.

From De­cem­ber 2009 to the end of the new five-year in­vest­ment in 2023, the to­tal in­vest­ment fig­ure rises to 3.14 bil­lion pounds.

Gatwick serves more than 228 des­ti­na­tions in 74 coun­tries for 45 mil­lion pas­sen­gers a year. It predicts that pas­sen­ger num­bers will hit nearly 53 mil­lion by 2023.

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