BA Extends Gatwick Short Haul Cancellations To May 2021

BA will not operate short haul flights at Gatwick, except for Glasgow & Manchester, until 23 May 2021 at the earliest.

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British Airways has extended the transfer of most Gatwick short haul flights to London Heathrow until Sunday 23 May 2021 at the earliest.

BA temporarily transferred all Gatwick short haul routes to London Heathrow in April last year.

This will continue until 23 May 2021, with the exception of flights to Glasgow which will start at Gatwick on Sunday 28 March 2021.

Another delay is not surprising given there is very little chance of travel restrictions in Europe being relaxed in the coming months. If restrictions continue throughout the summer and a waiver is issued which allows BA to cancel flights without forfeiting slots, it is likely to be extended.

At present, BA is operating a limited number of long haul flights at Gatwick to Antigua, Bermuda, Cancun and St Lucia. BA is also due to transfer flights to Accra and Doha to Gatwick from 28 March 2021.

Passengers can check the status of their bookings using the Manage My Booking tool on ba.com and should contact BA or their travel agent.

Update February 2021

BA has delayed the start of Manchester flights at Gatwick until Sunday 31 October 2021. Flights to Islamabad will also continue to operate at London Heathrow throughout the summer season.

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