British Airways is to relaunch a daily service from London Gatwick to New York JFK from Sunday 1 May 2016.
The airline last flew between the two airports for a short period in 2008-2009 and the service was then ostensibly a “slot-sitting” exercise pending the launch of BA’s London City – New York JFK service.
The route will be operated with a three class Boeing 777-200 aircraft with Club World business class, World Traveller Plus premium economy and World Traveller economy cabins.
BA will be competing head on against Norwegian Air Shuttle which has a growing transatlantic network at London Gatwick including routes such as Boston, Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles.
The flight is being accommodated by the cancellation of BA’s thrice weekly London Gatwick – Las Vegas service and frequency adjustments on other routes.
The route will also be bookable as a codeshare with American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair.
Passsengers should also be aware that from January 2016 BA will have limited lounge facilities at Gatwick as its lounges will be closed pending its move to the South terminal in November 2016.
Flights are on sale now at ba.com
Flight BA2273 Depart London Gatwick 16:40 – Arrive New York JFK 19:30
Flight BA2272 Depart New York JFK 22:00 – Arrive London Gatwick 10:00