British Airways will resume some long-haul flying from Gatwick in July

Jul 1, 2020

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As of mid-July, British Airways will resume operating some long-haul flights from its base at Gatwick Airport. Since the peak of the coronavirus crisis, BA has been operating just out of its base at London Heathrow, opting to completely suspend operations from Gatwick.

British Airways confirmed to TPG that it plans to restart “a small number of long-haul services from Gatwick in mid-July”, however, it didn’t make clear exactly which routes those will be.

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As reported by RoutesOnline, the British Airways website is currently showing flights available to book from Gatwick to four Caribbean destinations as of July, all operated by the airline’s 777 aircraft:

  • Bermuda (BDA) — twice weekly from 17 July
  • Barbados (BGI) — twice weekly from 18 July
  • Kingston, Jamaica (KIN) — twice weekly from 20 July
  • St Lucia (UVF) — once weekly from 25 July

In mid-June, Gatwick reopened the doors of its North Terminal to passengers, though BA and Virgin Atlantic, among others, still hadn’t announced plans to resume operations to or from the airport.

British Airways said that while it’s resuming some long-haul flights from LGW in mid-July, short-haul flights usually flown from Gatwick will remain consolidated at Heathrow. RoutesOnline reports that London consolidation is reflected in the carrier’s schedule until at least 7 September.

Related: Heathrow consolidation: The airlines still flying here and from which terminal

July will also see the return of dozens of long-haul routes to the airline’s network — most of which will operate out of Heathrow (LHR). Passengers can expect a significantly reduced onboard experience in all cabins, with food being served to passengers in snack-boxes, including those in First.

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