London Gatwick Airport began its journey in 1930 a small flyers club known as the Surrey Aero Club. During World War II the airport became a base for the RAF and remained in that role until 1946 when it was decommissioned, becoming a civil airport for charter airlines and cargo flights.
In the 1950s London Gatwick Airport became the second largest airport in London, and in 1987 became the second busiest airport in the world overtaking JFK. In 2018, the airport celebrated 60 years, since Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the airport.
Passenger numbers: 46,075,400
Number of destinations: 208
Number of airlines: 43