Traffic development 14.12.2021

British Airways' short-haul flights will start operating from London Gatwick

By the end of March, London Gatwick will welcome British Airways' short-haul flights, with three Airbus short-haul aircraft initially, ramping ramp up to 18 aircraft by the end of May. A positive signal and good news for our passengers that will benefit from new destinations and from access to a premium service at competitive prices.

The new services will be branded and known as British Airways until the new entities’ Air Operators Certificate is issued. 
Among the destinations revealed by the UK’s flag carrier, a direct route between Gatwick and Faro (Portugal), two airports from VINCI Airports network.
 
Stewart Wingate, CEO, Gatwick Airport, said: “This significant news will be very welcome for many people connected to the airport.  Despite the ongoing public health situation, today’s announcement is a positive signal that consumer confidence is returning as people start thinking about making travel plans for next summer. 
“Given the difficult period we have all just been through, we expect BA’s new and extensive network of services from Gatwick to destinations across Europe to be in high demand and our staff, retailers, restaurants, cafes and bars are all looking forward to welcoming BA passengers back in larger numbers from April next year.