Gatwick Airport launches 60th long-haul route with new service to Taipei
London Gatwick Airport has launched a new service to Taipei in Taiwan that takes the airport’s long-haul network to 60 routes.
Slated to be in service from 1 December this year, the new route from Gatwick to Taipei will be operated four times a week by Chinese flag carrier China Airlines.
It will join other long haul routes that will operate from Gatwick Airport this year. The new routes include Buenos Aires, Singapore, Denver, Seattle, Kigali and Vancouver.
Gatwick Airport chief commercial officer Guy Stephenson said: “We are delighted to welcome China Airlines to Gatwick as part of our flourishing long haul network.
“The airport is increasingly connecting the UK to more and more destinations in all four corners of the globe including in China, the wider Far East, Africa, South America and destinations across the US.
“Given the current political climate, these global connections will provide UK businesses with vital trading links and will help them get goods to important new markets.”
Gatwick is currently said to be the only single-runway airport to be one among the world’s top 20 fastest growing airports by passenger volumes.
The airport’s long-haul network provides the UK business with major links to markets outside Europe.
Serving more than 228 destinations across 74 countries worldwide, Gatwick Airport handles 45 million passengers annually on both short and long-haul point-to-point services.
Image: Aerial view of Gatwick Airport. Photo: courtesy of Gatwick Airport.