London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is the United Kingdom’s second-busiest international airport in terms of passenger traffic. Despite its sizeable distance from central London – it is situated north of Crawley, about 28 miles (45km) from the capital’s CBD – great transport links to and from the airport ensure that it remains an incredibly popular entry-point for visitors to the UK.
In fact, London Gatwick saw 31.3 million passengers in 2010, making it Europe’s ninth-busiest airport, and the continent’s leading airport for point-to-point flights. This impressive traffic is sure only to increase with the 2012 Olympic Games in London next summer.
Flights to London Gatwick Airport are offered by a variety of operators, including charter airlines such as Monarch and Thomson Airways, low-cost carriers such as easyJet and Flybe, and more established airlines, like British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. The huge range of international destinations you can access from Gatwick is illustrated by the diversity of its seven most-popular flights: Malaga, Dublin, Orlando, Alicante, Faro, Dubai, and Geneva.