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A Quick Overview of London Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport is 2.7 nautical miles (5.0 km; 3.1 mi) north of the centre of Crawley, West Sussex, and 29.5 miles (47.5 km) south of Central London. Also known as London Gatwick, it is London's second-largest international airport and the second-busiest (by total passenger traffic) in the United Kingdom (after Heathrow).
- Gatwick is Europe's leading airport for point-to-point flights[nb 2] and has the world's busiest single-use runway, with a maximum of 55 aircraft movements per hour.
- Its two terminals (North and South) cover an area of 98,000 m2 (1,050,000 sq ft) and 160,000 m2 (1,700,000 sq ft), respectively.
- In 2015, 40.3 million passengers passed through the airport, a 5.6 per cent increase compared with 2014.