London Gatwick airport has reported an increase in passengers travelling direct to and from China.
Gatwick Airport CEO, Stewart Wingate, said that Gatwick’s passenger numbers for July illustrate the role of Gatwick in bringing Britain and Asia closer together.
Gatwick has added new destinations such as Taipei and Singapore in response to the rise in demand for travel to and from East Asia expanding new network up to 60 long-haul routes.
In December this year, China Airlines will be adding to Gatwick’s Asia routes with a new service to Taiwan, with flights four times a week.
Last year, the United Kingdom and China signed a deal to increase the number of flights between the two countries.
A record of 54,000 tourists from China visited Britain in the first three months of 2017, a rise of 27 percent on the same period last year. Chinese tourists spending in Britain also increased to a record 91 million pounds.
4.7m passengers travelled through Gatwick in the airport’s busiest ever July.