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New BA Gatwick flights to Euro hotspots

[26th March 2008]

Airline British Airways is launching a dozen new flights from Gatwick to European hotspots including Alicante, Faro, Malaga and Palma.

New BA flights from Gatwick to Alicante, Faro, Gibraltar, Malaga, Malta, Palma, Poznan in Poland, and Tunis all start on 30 March. Flights to Antalya in Turkey begin on 10 April, flights to Genoa commence on 4 April, flights to Ibiza start on 1 June, and flights to Paphos in Cyprus on 1 July.

“As one of the only short haul, full service carriers at Gatwick, we combine low fares with complimentary food and drink, pre-allocated seats and the opportunity to join the BA Executive Club. We also provide a choice of two cabins. Club Europe, for business and premium leisure customers with dedicated lounge facilities, and Euro Traveller,” says BA commercial director, Robert Boyle.

British Airways is also launching new flights from London City airport. The new routes from the east London based airport start on 6 May to Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Warsaw in Poland. New flights from London City airport to Nice commence on 30 March.

In its summer 2008 schedule BA will be increasing the number of flights from Heathrow to the USA. Flights to Dallas and Houston are being switched from Gatwick to Heathrow following the implementation of phase one of the EU US Open Skies agreement. Over the summer BA will fly 41 times a day to 18 cities in the USA. A new flight from Heathrow to Malaga will also be launched.

The airline is switching flights to Warsaw from Heathrow to Gatwick and flights to Algiers from Gatwick to Heathrow.

However, BA flights from Heathrow to Detroit, Gatwick to Aberdeen, Nice, Prague and Reykjavik, and London City airport to Milan Milpensa are all being suspended.

Written by: Nick Purdom