Strong passenger demand accelerates recovery at Gatwick and Manchester Airports
Strong passenger demand and encouraging air traffic have accelerated recovery at Gatwick and Manchester Airports.
Gatwick has consequently revised its traffic forecasts for 2023 to 32.8 million passengers as a result of increased demand. Passenger numbers at Manchester Airport are likewise now close to pre-Covid levels despite Border Force strikes.
To maintain this momentum, it is important to protect the industries supporting airport recovery – including duty- and tax-free.
Illicit trade, counterfeiting, and IT theft result in millions of lost sales opportunities each year – and to tackle this issue, the sector must work together to stamp out criminal activity.