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BA unveils first route network for its Gatwick branch

British Airways has unveiled the first destinations to be offered by its new Gatwick subsidiary BA Euroflyer, which will launch operations in March 2022.

As of today (December 14), BA has put tickets for sale to 35 short-haul destinations on its website. Flights will be operated by the main airline until the Euroflyer Air Operator Certificate is issued.

Routes that were moved to Heathrow during the pandemic will revert to Gatwick, but BA said they will continue to be offered at Heathrow as well. These include Faro, Ibiza, Malaga, Marrakech and Tenerife. In addition, Euroflyer will offer new connections to Athens, Berlin, Madrid, Milan Malpensa and Santorini.

BA has announced plans to start a stand-alone business to offer short-haul flights from Gatwick, similar to its CityFlyer operation at London City Airport. BA had largely suspended its airport network during the pandemic and said the new subsidiary was needed to restructure its operations in an effort to return to profitability.

After some struggles during negotiations with the British Airline Pilots Association, BA announced that it had registered the branch’s name in November.

The subsidiary will initially operate three Airbus aircraft from the end of March and will increase to 18 aircraft by the end of May.

British Airways CEO Sean Doyle said: “We are looking forward to bringing a short haul network back to Gatwick, with a fantastic flight team in place to serve our customers from London’s second airport which we are sure. , will be a success. “

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

“Given the difficult times we have just come through, we expect the new and extensive network of BA 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 returning passengers in greater numbers from April next year.

The full list of BA Euroflyer destinations and launch dates is as follows:

DestinationCountryStart date

Amsterdam

Netherlands

March 29

Larnaca

Cyprus

March 29

Paphos

Cyprus

March 29

Seville

Spain

March 29

Tenerife

Spain

March 29

Verona

Italy

March 29

Arrecife (Lanzarote)

Spain

March 30

Faro

Portugal

March 30

Malta

Malta

March 30

Catania

Italy

March, 31st

Malaga

Spain

March, 31st

Marrakech

Morocco

March, 31st

Pleasant

France

March, 31st

Alicante

Spain

April 1st

Antalya

Turkey

April 2

Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)

Spain

April 2

Bari

Italy

April 3

Dubrovnik

Croatia

April 4

Turin

Italy

April 4

Ibiza

Spain

April 5

Palma de Mallorca

Spain

April 7

Berlin

Germany

April 8

Venice

Italy

April 8

Mahon (Menorca)

Spain

April 11

Madrid

Spain

April 14

Thessaloniki

Greece

April 14

Bordeaux

France

April 15

Milan Malpensa

Italy

April 15

Santorini

Greece

April 15

Cagliari

Italy

April 17

Dalaman

Turkey

23 april

Heraklion (Crete)

Greece

April 24

Kos

Greece

April 24

Rhodes

Greece

April 28

Athens

Greece

May 4


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