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Gatwick predicts 5.7 million passengers during the summer holidays

Gatwick predicts 5.7 million passengers during the summer holidays
22 Jul 2014

During the summer holiday period, Gatwick Airport predicts that it is set to handle over 5.7 million passengers.

This coming Friday, July 25th, is going to be the beginning of its busiest week all summer. Some 508,000 people have been forecast to depart from Gatwick during the week. And Friday itself will be the peak day when it comes to departures, home to some 77,000.

While the school holidays are underway, some 2.88 million passengers are set to depart from Gatwick, overall.

Meanwhile, the famous airport is the first in the UK to get Family Friendly UK accreditation from the Family and Childcare Trust. This rewards businesses that show commitment to giving top service to families.

As well as rewarding the airport's work to give family passengers an improved experience, it is a recognition of the support it gives to workers when it comes to flexible working and childcare needs.

“Millions of families choose to travel to and from Gatwick every year and we are therefore delighted to be the first airport to be formally recognised as ‘Family Friendly’," commented airport family lead, Chris Baldwin.

"We encourage families travelling through Gatwick this summer to take advantage of our specially tailored facilities and services including free pushchairs, family assistance lanes, play areas and our range of family friendly restaurants.”

The chief executive of the Family and Childcare Trust, Anand Shukla, has said that it's thrilled about recognising the airport as an early recipient of the Family Friendly Accreditation.

She explained that the airport has demonstrated ongoing commitment to bettering family travel experience and giving staff support.

The airport's family-friendly services include offering free pushchairs to take kids from the plane to the baggage hall, play zones for children, airport-wide changing facilities for babies and more.ADNFCR-408-ID-801737004-ADNFCR

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