Operational data

Map showing all Gatwick departure routes

Below you can read some of our operational data. This covers runway usage at Gatwick split by month and by aircraft departure route.

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Runway direction by month

 

MonthWesterly  Easterly  
 Jan 17   56.25%  43.75%
 Feb 17   66.88%  33.12%
 Mar 17   79.51%  20.49%
 April 17  80.15%  19.85%
 May 17   48.12%  51.88%
 June 17   80.88%  19.12%
 July 17   83.57%  16.43%
 August 17   80.19%  19.81%
 September 17   79.57%  20.43%
 October 17   92.30%  7.70%

 

Runway usage by all routes

RouteJanFebMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugSept October 
 Route 1   19.81%   23.08%   27.18%   27.81%   15.18%   24.54%   25.32%   24.34%   23.89%   29.39%
 Route 2   10.97%  9.84%  5.63%  5.93%  15.97%  5.55%   5.08%   6.56%   6.70%   2.02%
 Route 3   15.11%  10.88%  6.69%  6.55%  15.80%  5.58%   4.91%   6.03%   5.89%   2.57%
 Route 4  20.40%  24.66%  30.57%  28.15%  17.96%  30.58%   30.74%   29.37%   29.75%   36.03%
 Route 5   12.70%  9.66%  6.23%  5.40%  15.44%  6.23%   5.26%   6.19%   6.30%   2.39%
 Route 6   4.64%  3.58%  1.93%  1.77%  4.59%  1.72%   1.56%   1.44%   1.68%   0.93%
 Route 7   16.25%  18.20%  21.65%  24.12%  14.71%  25.16%   26.35%   25.32%   25.13%   26.05%
 Route 8   0.11%  0.09%  0.13%  0.26%  0.24%  0.58%   0.75%   0.73%   0.66%   0.54%
 Route 9   0.00%  0.00%  0.01%  0.00%  0.11%  0.08%   0.02%   0.01%   0.00%   0.07%

 

Track keeping performance by route

RouteJanFebMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugSept October 
 Route 1   99.95%  99.87%  99.87%  99.94%  99.70%  99.76%  99.18%  99.56%  99.85%  99.89%
 Route 2   99.81%  100%  100%  98.86%  99.52%  99.60%  99.29%  99.78%  98.79%  100%
 Route 3   99.59%  99.71%  99.73%  99.87%  99.81%  99.60%  99.42%  99.65%  99.62%  98.76%
 Route 4 96.19%  93.54%  92.38%  96.27%  92.31%  93.85%  93.45%  93.41%  94.02%  94.28%
 Route 5   100% 100%  100%  99.37%  99.85%  99.40%  99.86%  100%  99.88%  100%
 Route 6   98.46%  99.42%  98.12%  98.09%  99.83%  97.82%  97.70%  98.53%  99.56%  100%
 Route 7   100%  99.77% 99.71%  99.89%  99.43%  99.43%  99.21%  99.22%  99.38%  99.79%
 Route 8   100%  100%  100%  100%  100%  100%  100%  100%  100%  100%
 Route 9   100%  100%  100%  100%  100%  100%  66.67%  100%  100%  100%