Bad graphs: Gatwick needs a short-haul overhaul

Published: 1st Jul 2015

Heathrow is London's leading airport for short- and long-haul flights. Or is it Gatwick?

The chart on the left of this offering from the Airport Commission this morning was complimentary to Gatwick's 29% share of short-haul flights in London.


Airports Commission


Actually Gatwick deserves a smaller—not a larger—slice than Heathrow. Here's what the graph ought to look like:


Airports Commission Full Fact


We've notified the Airports Commission so they can correct the mistake.


Was this page useful to you? Yes No

We aim for our factchecks to be as accurate and up-to-date as possible. If you think we've made an error or missed some relevant information, please email