easyJet, London Gatwick’s largest airline and the largest base in its network is celebrating carrying 250 million passengers to and from the airport since it started flying there on 16th December 1999 with it’s first flight to Geneva before opening its own base in 2002.

To mark the occasion the airline surprised Amy Lovegrove and Richard Hansen from Crawley flying from Gatwick to Rhodes with free easyJet return flights.

Over the last year easyJet has introduced new routes to four destinations from London Gatwick including to Calvi in France, the Greek Island of Skiathos, Akureyri in Iceland and Salerno on Italy’s Amalfi coast. The new connections


to some unique and exciting destinations offer customers even more choice and flexibility for their holidays this year.

Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager said:

“We are so proud to be in London Gatwick marking a key milestone as we celebrate flying 250 million passengers to and from the airport. Our first flights from the airport took off for the first time almost 25 years ago and since then we’ve been committed to Gatwick in providing great value fares and convenient connections for our customers from across the South East whether they’re travelling for business or leisure.

Mark Johnston, Chief Operating Officer, London Gatwick, said: “It is fantastic to see easyJet reach such a momentous milestone at London Gatwick after many successful years of operations.

“easyJet’s presence at London Gatwick is significant and we will continue working collaboratively with them to further grow a diverse choice of routes and deliver a great airport experience to passengers.”