Passenger numbers fall at Gatwick Airport

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Gatwick Airport handled 3.4 million passengers in July 2010

Passenger numbers at Gatwick Airport fell last month, it has been revealed.

In July the West Sussex airport handled 3.43 million people, a 3.1% decrease on figures from July 2009.

North Atlantic passenger numbers experienced the biggest dip, falling by 12.0%, while traffic from the Irish Republic was down 11.7%.

The UK's second biggest airport said the amount of cargo carried on flights to and from Gatwick increased by 95% compared with July 2009.

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