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Gatwick Airport predicts this Christmas will be their busiest

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Data from London Gatwick has today revealed Friday 22 December will be the airport’s busiest Christmas season departure day, with passengers set to take advantage of the long Christmas weekend.

More than two million passengers will pass through Gatwick Airport during the Christmas and New Year holiday period, with almost 67,000 of those expected to jet-off on 22 December.

More passengers will also be taking to the skies on Christmas Day itself, with the number of departures on 25 December up 6% on last year. The festive period is expected to be the busiest on record for the airport.

Travellers to San Francisco taking advantage of Gatwick’s Oakland service have made this the biggest growing long-haul destination, +122.6% on the Christmas period last year. St Lucia and Fort Lauderdale are in second and third places respectively.

Christmas passengers jetting off to Ivalo have more than doubled with the Lapland destination the airport’s biggest growing short haul destination this holiday.

Gatwick Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer Guy Stephenson said:

“Every Christmas we welcome millions of people through Gatwick Airport but this festive season is set to be our biggest ever. We’re excited to be part of these journeys and our staff will be on hand to make their experiences as seamless as ever and make sure their breaks get off to an enjoyable start.

“It has been an amazing year and we’re looking forward to 2018 and what it will bring for all of those working at and travelling through Gatwick Airport.”

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Britain’s Got Talent auditions come to Crawley

The ITV show is holding auditions at The Hawth this month.

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Get practising because Britain’s Got Talent is coming to Crawley!

The hugely popular ITV show is holding auditions right here in Crawley at The Hawth and you can be a part of it.

On Thursday 30th August from 2-8pm you can audition to be a part of this fantastic show.

If you are under 18 you MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

You can also apply via ITV.com/talent

So dust off those dance shoes, dig out the instruments and show the world how talented you are.

 

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