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Tue, 5 April 2022

British Airways Resumes International Short-Haul Flights from London Gatwick

(05 Apr 2022, 11:41 +07)  British Airways last week resumed international short-haul flights from London Gatwick Airport (LGW), after a hiatus of two years.

As a result of the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, the airline suspended its European operation at Gatwick Airport moving a number of flights over to Heathrow.

Initially services will operate under the British Airways Air Operators Certificate (AOC), before moving operations to a new British Airways branded subsidiary, BA Euroflyer later in the year.

The new airline will operate in a similar manner to the companys existing subsidiary BA Cityflyer, flying under the British Airways brand and delivering a premium British Airways product.

British Airways A320 reg: G-EUYC. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.
British Airways A320 reg: G-EUYC. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com

I am really proud of what we have created at Gatwick, we have an excellent team with lots of new and exciting talent, said Tom Stoddart, Acting CEO British Airways Euroflyer. I am looking forward in anticipation to see our newest subsidiary grow, adding new routes and providing customers with more options to get away on holiday with a premium British Airways service.

Customers flying on the airlines new subsidiary will receive the same level of service they expect of British Airways as well as enjoying the benefits of travelling with the UKs flag carrier including a generous baggage allowance, free water and snacks, free seat selection at -24 hours and frequent flyer benefits which include lounge access.

All of the airlines services will have a Club Europe (business class) cabin seating. Customers flying in this cabin will have access to a premium check-in experience, exclusive lounges and a complimentary gourmet meal and bar service on board.

Customers in the airlines Euro Traveller (economy) cabin will be able to purchase food before travel which will include fresh options from Tom Kerridge as part of the airlines Speedbird Caf menu and / or order ambient products and drinks onboard via their mobile phone.

See also: Exclusive Travel Industry Interview with Kurt Ekert, President of Sabre.

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