London Gatwick Airport Sees Strong Recovery with 71% of Pre-Pandemic Passenger Numbers in 2022

London Gatwick Airport Sees Strong Recovery with 71% of Pre-Pandemic Passenger Numbers in 2022

London, UK, 2023-Jan-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Annual traffic results published by VINCI Airports show that London Gatwick Airport served 32.8 million passengers in 2022, which represents 71% of pre-pandemic (2019) numbers.  This follows the airport welcoming only 6.3 million passengers in 2021.

Gatwick Airport’s strong recovery is further evidenced by its increased long-haul connectivity, with the airport now serving 42 global routes – 68% the number flown pre-pandemic.

The airport’s long-haul network was boosted by an announcement yesterday that Air India will fly to four new destinations – Goa, Ahmedabad, Amritsar and Kochi (Cochin).

Delta Air Lines also returns to Gatwick, flying the airport’s fourth daily flight to New York, while British Airways will operate new routes to Vancouver, Georgetown and Las Vegas this summer, in addition to their services to the Caribbean, North and Central America, the Middle East and Mauritius.

There were 213,952 total aircraft movements at London Gatwick in 2022, which is 76% of the number in 2019 (281,000).  52,000 aircraft arrived or departed the airport in 2021.

Jonathan Pollard, Chief Commercial Officer, London Gatwick Airport said: “Today’s figures are extremely positive and clearly show London Gatwick’s continued strong recovery. We still have some way to go but we’re looking forward to welcoming even more passengers this year, including those flying to our growing choice of long-haul destinations.”

Long haul routes from London Gatwick (below)

Ahmedabad, India*
Amritsar, India*
Banjul, Gambia
Boa Vista (Rabil), Cape Verde
Boston (Logan), USA
Bridgetown, Barbados
Calgary, Canada
Cancun, Mexico
Cape Town, South Africa
Dakar (Blaise), Senegal
Doha, Qatar
Dubai, UAE
Georgetown, USA*
Goa, India
Hanoi, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ilha Do Sal, Cape Verde
Kingston, Jamaica
Kochi (Cochin), India*
Las Vegas, USA*
Liberia, Costa Rica
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Montreal (Dorval), Canada
New York (JFK), USA
Orlando (Melbourne), USA
Orlando, USA
Phuket, Thailand
Port Of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Quebec, Canada
San Jose, Costa Rica
St Kitts
St Lucia
Tampa, USA
Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
Toronto, Canada
Vancouver, Canada*

*Long-haul routes that have been announced and will start flying from Gatwick this summer.

About Gatwick Airport

Gatwick is the UK’s second largest airport and flies a range of both short and long-haul point-to-point services. The airport is a vital piece of the UK’s national infrastructure and is also a major driver for both the regional and national economies. In 2019, a new long-term partnership was formed with VINCI Airports which purchased a 50.01% stake in the airport.

About VINCI Airports

The world’s leading private airport operator, VINCI Airports operates more than 65 airports in 12 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Thanks to its expertise as a global integrator, VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and manages airports by providing its investment capacity and its know-how in optimizing operational performance, modernizing infrastructures and managing their operations and environmental transition. VINCI Airports is the first airport operator to have committed to a global international environmental strategy in 2016, to achieve the goal of net zero emission across its entire network by 2050.

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About Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP)

GIP manages the remaining 49.99% interest in Gatwick and is a leading independent infrastructure fund manager that makes equity and debt investments in high quality infrastructure assets in the energy, transport, water/waste and digital infrastructure sectors. GIP manages US$84 billion for its investors. Its 46 portfolio companies have combined annual revenues of US$61 billion and employ nearly 100,000 employees. For more information on GIP please visit

Media enquiries to:

+ 44 (0) 1293 505000

Main Gatwick switchboard:

+44 (0) 1293 50 7888

Source: Gatwick Airport