Gatwick’s recovery may take up to four years

Gatwick’s Airport official are warning it could take up to four years for demand for flights to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

The UK’s second-busiest airport had seen passenger numbers rise to 37m in the nine months ending in December 2019.

The airport’s taken a series of measures “to enable a quick recovery” – including securing a £300 million pound loan from banks, and furloughing more than ninety per cent of eligible staff.

In April the took the decision to temporarily close one of its two terminals and restricting scheduled journeys to eight hours a day between 2pm and 10pm.