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BA World Traveller cabin on LGW based Boeing 777 aircraft
BA World Traveller cabin on LGW based Boeing 777 aircraft (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways is operating a limited schedule at London Gatwick Airport.

The airline is flying a small number of long haul routes from the North Terminal. The South Terminal is currently closed to passenger flights.

All short haul flights at Gatwick are suspended. This is except for of a daily flight to Glasgow. A daily flight to Manchester which provisionally launches on Wednesday 1 December 2021.

A number of long haul routes have moved to London Heathrow. Some Gatwick routes also benefit from additional frequencies from Heathrow.

Long Haul Routes Currently Operating

These long haul routes are currently operating from Gatwick:

Antigua
Grenada (via Antigua)
Kingston
Mauritius

Montego Bay
Providenciales (via Antigua)

St Kitts (via Antigua)
St Lucia

Temporarily Suspended Long Haul Routes

These long haul routes are temporarily suspended at Gatwick:

Barbados – Suspended until 31 October 2021
Cancun – Suspended until 22 October 2022
Las Vegas – Suspended until 29 March 2022
Orlando – Suspended until 19 November 2021
Port of Spain – Suspended until 10 December 2021
Punta Cana
San Jose, Costa Rica – Suspended until 9 December 2021
Tampa – Suspended until 15 November 2021
Trinidad & Tobago – Suspended until 10 December 2021

Long Haul Routes Transferred To London Heathrow

These long haul routes have transferred to London Heathrow:

Bermuda – Transferred to Heathrow on 28 March 2021
Male, The Maldives – Transferred to Heathrow on 16 October 2020
Providenciales – Transfers to Heathrow on 31 October 2021 until 26 March 2022

Permanently Suspended Long Haul Routes

These long haul routes are permanently suspended at Gatwick:

Cape Town – Winter seasonal route, suspended in 2020
Columbo – Operated via Male and suspended from 28 March 2015
Fort Lauderdale – Operated 6 July 2017 – 7 September 2019
Lima – Launched 4 May 2016, became summer seasonal in 2017. Did not operate in 2020 and now suspended.

New York JFK – Relaunched 1 May 2016 and suspended in 2020
Oakland – Operated 28 March 2017 – 13 October 2018
Toronto Pearson – Summer seasonal route launched 1 May 2018, did not operate in 2020 due to COVID-19

Long Haul Aircraft

All BA long haul flights at Gatwick are operated with Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.

Currently, only aircraft in a three class configuration, with no First Class cabin, operate at Gatwick.

British Airways Club World (2006 Seat Design), Boeing 777-200 Aircraft
British Airways Club World (2006 Seat Design), Boeing 777-200 Aircraft (Image Credit: British Airways)

The Club World cabin features BA’s original “yin-yang” business class bed in a 2-4-2 configuration. Whilst Heathrow based Boeing 777-200 aircraft are being refurbished with BA’s new Club Suite, there are currently no plans to add this to Gatwick based aircraft.

BA World Traveller Plus cabin on LGW based Boeing 777 aircraft
BA World Traveller Plus cabin on LGW based Boeing 777 aircraft (Image Credit: British Airways)

Gatwick based Boeing 777s were refurbished over the course of 2018 and 2019 to add a larger World Traveller Plus premium economy cabin and to increase seating in World Traveller economy from 9 to 10 abreast.

Refurbished British Airways Boeing 777 World Traveller Cabin
Refurbished British Airways Boeing 777 World Traveller Cabin (Image Credit: British Airways)
BA World Traveller Plus Seat, London Gatwick based Boeing 777 aircraft
BA World Traveller Plus Seat, London Gatwick based Boeing 777 aircraft (Image Credit: British Airways)

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