April 2017 Newsletter

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The Airport Show 2017

It’s less than a week to go until the world’s largest annual airport show in Dubai begins, and Pollite will be there to show off our latest products, and discuss your airfield frangibility requirements.

We will have representatives on site for the full 3 day event, on our stand 4332, as part of the Great Britain Pavilion. The Dubai show is always an important event for Pollite, as Business Development Manager, Richard Landsbury explains: “We have been exhibiting in Dubai for the last 5-6 years, and have always regarded this as one of the most important events we attend. Its location allows us to meet a wide range of both current and potential customers from across the globe- it truly is an international event. I enjoy hearing the latest developments from airports far and wide, as well as catching up with friends and colleagues from shows gone by.

The Airport Show 2017 is set to break records again, with an expected 300 leading companies participating in the event offering their services to a projected 7500 attendees. Aside from the exhibition, will be the Airport Global Leaders Forum which brings airports, civil aviation authorities, airlines and industry leaders together to foster partnerships and address today’s global challenges and needs.

If you would like to schedule a meeting with us, please click here to book!


Pollite Feature in the BQ Live as part of their Around The World in 80 Trade Campaign!

As a proud winner at the PD Ports Northern Powerhouse Export Awards, BQ Live asked us to feature in their latest campaign to showcase businesses around the world in all different trades. The article focuses on our international operations and the challenges we have faced exporting in a very competitive market. You can read the article here.

2017 Events Calendar

Here is a list of the events we will be attending throughout 2017.

The Airport Show 2017 in Dubai on 15th – 17th May
The British – Irish Airports Expo in Birmingham on 7th – 8th June
Inter Airport Europe in Munich on 10th – 13th October. We will be exhibiting at this event so feel free to stop by for a chat.


Industry News

Gatwick smashes global record of 44 million annual passengers, with long haul services driving huge growth

  • Gatwick achieves 49 consecutive months of growth with the busiest March ever, up 8.4%.
  • North American routes drive long haul traffic with cargo volumes also up 34%.
  • ‘Gatwick is booming’ says Stewart Wingate, Gatwick CEO.
Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world. It serves more than 228 destinations in 74 countries for 44 million passengers a year on short and long-haul point-to-point services. It is also a major economic driver for the South East region, generating around 24,000 on-airport jobs and a further 12,000 jobs through related activities.
In April, Gatwick passed the 44 million passengers a year mark for the first time, with a world record for a single runway airport. It has also announced that is has secured 49 consecutive months of growth.
With new routes to Denver and Seattle just announced, long haul traffic to North America grew particularly strongly, up 37% in March, with services to LA, Boston and Toronto growing most.
Cape Town, Hong Kong and Costa Rica were top long haul destinations to other parts of the world and contributed to a 34% growth in the volume cargo compared to the same month in 2016.
Stewart Wingate, Gatwick CEO, said:
Gatwick is booming. We have just hit 44 million passengers a year – a world record for a single runway airport – and a mark that some predicted we would not hit until 2035, in 18 years’ time!”
“Our passengers continue to show confidence in foreign travel, particularly to the growing number of long haul destinations that Gatwick now serves.  We launched 20 new long haul routes last year alone and even more will start this summer, including to Seattle, Denver and Xi’an – our third destination in China – with our Hong Kong service also going daily.”
“This long haul growth is also driving up the amount of cargo flown out from Gatwick.  We’ve seen a 34% increase in cargo this month alone, which is important as the UK readjusts and focusses attention on global destinations further afield.”
“At this crucial time for the country and the economy, Gatwick continues to stand ready and offers the UK Government a credible and deliverable option for runway expansion.”

What do Gatwick have planned for the year ahead?

  • New long haul routes to Denver, Seattle, Fort Lauderdale and Vancouver in North America.
  • New service direct to Xi’an, China, and also a daily service to Hong Kong.
  • Hitting 45 million passengers a year – another world record – with bigger, quieter planes and a strengthened short-haul network.