Hot on the heels of the announcement of a new route from London Gatwick to Costa Rica, BA is to launch another new long haul route from Gatwick to Lima (Jorge Chávez International Airport) in Peru.
The route launches on Wednesday 4 May 2016. Flights will initially operate three times weekly, departing on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The route will be operated with a three class, Club World business class, World Traveller Plus premium economy, World Traveller economy, Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
This will be the only current direct route between London and Peru. BA’s IAG sibling Iberia also flies to Peru from Madrid and passengers will be able “mix and match” direct and indirect flights operated by both airlines.
Flights are now on sale now at ba.com
Also, as part of the launch BA and its advertising agency BBH have commissioned the illustrator Carla Lucena to prepare a special series of posters.
London Gatwick – Lima
Flight BA2239 Depart London Gatwick 13:50 – Arrive Lima 20:25 (Weds)
Flight BA2238 Depart Lima 21:55 – Arrive London Gatwick 16:15 (Weds)
Flight BA2239 Depart London Gatwick 11:55 – Arrive Lima 18:30 (Fri, Sun)
Flight BA2238 Depart Lima 20:00 – Arrive London Gatwick 14:20 (Fri, Sun)
Flights will operate twice weekly, on Wednesday and Sunday, from 30 October 2016:
Flight BA2239 Depart London Gatwick 10:15 – Arrive Lima 17:55 (Weds, Sun)
Flight BA2238 Depart Lima 19:25 – Arrive London Gatwick 12:35 (Weds, Sun)
Update: This route now operates on a summer seasonal basis only. It will resume from Sunday 25 March 2018 and will operate up to Friday 26 October 2018.