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Wednesday, 15 December 2021

British Airways names the destinations for its low-cost EuroFlyer Gatwick airline.

British Airways has revealed the initial destinations for its new low-cost budget Gatwick subsidiary, which is expected to start flying from March 2022. 

The Gatwick based airline will operate in much the same way as the IAG London City Airport standalone airline which operates under the British Airways name but exists as an entirely separate entity. BA's plans took a turn for the worse when unions rejected all options, so the new Gatwick subsidiary will launch much later in 2022, with short-haul services at Gatwick being operated by mainline BA until the new entities’ Air Operators Certificate is issued. According to the plans announced this week, BA will deploy three Airbus short-haul aircraft for March and will rapidly increase fleet size to around 18 Airbus A320 and A321 planes by the end of May.

The new deal will see aircraft in BA colours operate short-haul flights from Gatwick for the first time since the spring of 2020 when the airline axed all flights during the coronavirus lockdown. The new services will initially be operated by British Airways, but by Autumn 2022 the organisation will be managed separately under the company trading name ‘BA Euroflyer’, consistent with its sister subsidiary ‘BA CityFlyer’. The brand name will remain as British Airways but staff contracts will change as well as other finacial amendments. 

The airline says that Club Europe customers will also receive complimentary food and drink and whilst economy Euro Traveller customers will be able to order food from the ‘Speedbird Café', which features a selection of products from a range of British brands.

Sean Doyle, British Airways’ 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.”

Stewart Wingate, CEO, Gatwick Airport, said: “This significant news will be very welcome for many people connected to the airport.  Despite the ongoing public health situation, today’s announcement is a positive signal that consumer confidence is returning as people start thinking about making travel plans for next summer.

“Given the difficult period we have all just been through, we expect BA’s new and extensive network of services from Gatwick to destinations across Europe to be in high demand and our staff, retailers, restaurants, cafes and bars are all looking forward to welcoming BA passengers back in larger numbers from April next year.”

Gatwick short-haul routes, launching from March 2022:

Destination

Country

Start Date

Amsterdam

Netherlands

29 March 2022

Larnaca

Cyprus

29 March 2022

Paphos

Cyprus

29 March 2022

Seville

Spain

29 March 2022

Tenerife

Spain

29 March 2022

Verona

Italy

29 March 2022

Arrecife (Lanzarote)

Spain

30 March 2022

Faro

Portugal

30 March 2022

Malta

Malta

30 March 2022

Catania (Sicily)

Italy

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

Ibiza

Spain

5 April 2022

Palma (Mallorca)

Spain

7 April 2022

Berlin

Germany

8 April 2022

Venice

Italy

8 April 2022

Mahon (Menorca)

Spain

11 April 2022

Madrid

Spain

14 April 2022

Thessaloniki

Greece

14 April 2022

Bordeaux

France

15 April 2022

Milan Malpensa

Italy

15 April 2022

Santorini

Greece

15 April 2022

Cagliari (Sardinia)

Italy

17 April 2022

Dalaman

Turkey

23 April 2022

Heraklion (Crete)

Greece

24 April 2022

Kos

Greece

24 April 2022

Rhodes

Greece

28 April 2022

Athens

Greece

4 May 2022




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