Gatwick airport has announced that hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers eager to make the most of the half-term break traveled through the hub over the weekend.

Between 19th and 22nd October nearly half a million people embarked on holidays via Gatwick.

Friday 19th October was the busiest day of all, with an estimated 115,000 passengers taking off from the Gatewick airport.

The favorite Spanish destination is Malaga, followed by Tenerife, Faro inPortugal, Palma de Mallorca and Dalaman inTurkey.

Gatwick is the UK’s second largest airport, with 32 million passengers moving through every year and 90 airlines operating services from the hub.