British Airways announces new short-haul routes from Gatwick starting at £39 each way

Dec 14, 2021

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British Airways has announced the first destinations for its new Gatwick subsidiary with tickets to 35 short-haul destinations on sale from Tuesday 14 December.

The new routes will begin flying from March 2022 as part of the airlines new short-haul business at Gatwick, a service that will operate using the British Airways name but exist as a separate entity.

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The airline announced plans to create a short-haul standalone business at Gatwick in August, similar to its services from London City Airport. However, TPG UK previously reported that service had been almost abandoned due to breakdowns in pilots’ union conversations, before getting back-on-track in November. 

Sean Doyle, BA’s Chairman and CEO, said: “Today is a landmark moment for British Airways. The creation of a new British Airways short-haul organisation means Gatwick customers will benefit from access to a premium service from the UK’s flag carrier at competitive prices.

“We are looking forward to bringing a short-haul network back to Gatwick, with a fantastic flying team in place, to serve our customers from London’s second hub airport, which we feel sure will be a success.”

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The new routes will see the airline return to short-haul flying from the London airport, which had previously been suspended as a result of Covid-19 in Spring 2020. At that time several routes were moved to Heathrow airport, some of which will now return to Gatwick, as well as being maintained at Heathrow. Routes on offer include Faro, Ibiza, Malaga, Athens, Berlin and Santorini.

Tickets go on 14 December and start from £39 for destinations such as Nice, Palma and Venice if booked as part of a return trip between 7 June – 29 June.

There are also select return packages from £119, including stays in Venice with British Airways Holidays offering two nights at the 4* Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana if you’re travelling between selected dates between 1 April – 30 April 2022.

Passengers will receive BA benefits including generous baggage allowance, free water and snacks, free seat selection at -24 hours and not-to-mention frequent flyer benefits which include lounge access. Club Europe customers will also receive complimentary food and drink and Euro Traveller customers who want to order additional food will benefit from access to the airline’s ‘Speedbird Café’.

What short-haul routes will be available?

  • Amsterdam, the Netherlands – 29 March 2022
  • Larnaca, Cyprus – 29 March 2022
  • Paphos, Greece – 29 March 2022
  • Seville, Spain – 29 March 2022
  • Tenerife, Spain – 29 March 2022
  • Verona, Italy – 29 March 2022
  • Arrecife (Lanzarote) – 30 March, 2022
  • Faro, Portugal – 30 March 2022
  • Malta – 30 March 2022
  • Catania (Sicily) – 31 March 2022
  • Malaga, Spain – 31 March 2022
  • Marrakech, Morocco – 31 March 2022
  • Nice, France – 31 March 2022
  • Alicante, Spain – 1 April 2022
  • Antalya, Turkey – 2 April 2022
  • Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), Spain – 2 April, 2022
  • Bari, Italy – 3 April 2022
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia – 4 April, 2022
  • Turin, Italy – 4 April 2022

Tickets are on sale from the BA website and start from £39 each way.

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