Thursday, 30 April 2020

Doubts over a return to Gatwick for British Airways

British Airways may not reopen its London Gatwick base a new memo written by the head of BA's Gatwick operations says, according to the BBC. 

The memo says  "As you know, we suspended our Gatwick flying schedule at the start of April and there is no certainty as to when or if these services can or will return."

We first mentioned that some analysts believed that BA might not open its Gatwick hub on 28th, a view that has been backed up by the memo, which has both shocked and saddened the staff around the airport and those working in supporting industries who rely on British Airways for work.

The airline has been at the airport in one form or another since the 1950's when BEA flew to a number of destinations from the Sussex airport. It's presence grew larger when it acquired British Caledonian and Dan-Air. Now the airline operates a mainly leisure-based schedule from the airport with destinations ranging from key European cities to Florida and the Caribbean.

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