easyJet celebrates 1 millionth passenger on Gibraltar – London Gatwick route
easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, today celebrates flying 1 million passengers on its Gibraltar London Gatwick route less than eight years after starting flights from the airport.
easyJet began operating flights between Gibraltar and London Gatwick in April 2008 and now carries 130,000 passengers annually. easyJet also flies to Bristol from Gibraltar.
Ali Gayward, Head of Gibraltar, commented: “We have seen an increased number of travellers looking to fly with easyJet on our Gibraltar routes due to our low cost fares and choice of
destination so this is another great milestone for easyJet and Gibraltar. “We remain fully committed to serving Gibraltar and supporting the growth of tourism and business through our easy and affordable fares.”
Minister for Tourism of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar, Samantha Sacramento MP congratulated easyJet on their achievement, noting the contribution the airline makes to the Gibraltar economy, both for tourism and business, as well as providing a link for the local community to London’s second busiest airport. “We look forward to celebrating another million passengers with easyJet on the Gibraltar - London Gatwick route, and continue to work with them in growing this popular and successful route even further”.
“We also remain committed in working with easyJet in exploring new route opportunities, such as the recently introduced Gibraltar – Bristol link which was introduced in April of this year, and has
proved to be an extremely successful route indeed”.