British Airways has today announced it is to launch a new summer seasonal route from London Gatwick to Toronto and reinstate its London Gatwick – Las Vegas route next summer.
BA will fly to Las Vegas three times a week from Tuesday 27 March 2018 on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday until Friday 26 October 2018. BA will fly to Toronto three times a week from Tuesday 1 May 2018, also on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday until Friday 26 October 2018.
Both Las Vegas and Toronto are served by BA at London Heathrow up to twice daily. BA has previously flown from Gatwick to Las Vegas. However, the service was suspended last year.
Toronto is BA’s first route from London Gatwick to Canada. It is something of a surprise to see BA launch the Toronto from Gatwick, as it is not one of the stronger Heathrow routes due to a lack of presence by the Oneworld alliance in Canada.
However, there can be absolutely no doubt this is a move to take on the growth of low lost long-haul at Gatwick. Las Vegas is served by Norwegian. Toronto is also served by both WestJet and Air Canada Rouge.
BA is also due to “densify” (that’s add more seats) its fleet of Boeing 777s at Gatwick from next year.
Flights are on sale now at ba.com. It is of course possible to “mix and match” Heathrow and Gatwick airports, if that happens to be convenient.
London Gatwick – Las Vegas
Flight BA2277 Depart London Gatwick 11:50 – Arrive Las Vegas 14:40 (Tuesdays)
Flight BA2277 Depart London Gatwick 11:55 – Arrive Las Vegas 14:45 (Friday, Sunday)
Flight BA2276 Depart Las Vegas 16:30 – Arrive London Gatwick 10:30 (Tuesday)
Flight BA2276 Depart Las Vegas 16:35 – Arrive London Gatwick 10:35 (Friday, Sunday)
London Gatwick – Toronto
Flight BA2271 Depart London Gatwick 11:55 – Arrive Toronto 14:45 (Tuesday, Friday, Sunday)
Flight BA2270 Depart Toronto 19:45 – Arrive London Gatwick 07:50 (Tuesday, Friday, Sunday)
Update March 2018:
BA has since announced that London Gatwick – Las Vegas will continue to operate year-round.
Update May 2018:
Toronto is to finish for the summer season a weak earlier than planned, on Friday 19 October 2018.