Here is the current status of BA’s long haul network at London Gatwick Airport.
BA has restored most pre-COVID routes and has returned to expansion. Near year round services to New York JFK and Orlando have returned. As will winter seasonal services to Cape Town and summer seasonal services to Las Vegas.
Next summer, BA will add new services to Aruba, Guyana and Vancouver.
Aruba – New route launches twice weekly via Antigua on 26 March 2023
Barbados – Winter seasonal route resumes 30 October 2022 until 16 April 2023
Grenada – Operates via Saint Lucia; additional weekly flight via Antigua launches 30 October 2022
Port of Spain – Operates via Saint Lucia; non-stop service starts 26 March 2023
Providenciales – Operates via Antigua; moves to Heathrow via Nassau from 30 October 2022
Punta Cana – Operates via Antigua; non-stop service resumes 1 November 2022
St Kitts – via Antigua
Trinidad & Tobago – Operates via Antigua
Las Vegas – Summer seasonal flights relaunch 26 March 2023
New York – Operating up to daily; suspended from 16 January until 10 February 2023
Orlando – Operating up to twice daily; moved to Orlando Terminal C from 21 September 2022
Vancouver – New summer seasonal route launches 19 May 2023
Central & South America
San Jose, Costa Rica – Winter seasonal route resumes 8 November 2022
Georgetown, Guyana – New route launches twice weekly via Saint Lucia on 27 March 2023
Cape Town – Winter seasonal route resumes 13 December 2022
Doha – Temporarily moved back to Heathrow until 30 October 2022; Also operated by codeshare partner Qatar Airways
Routes Transferred To Heathrow
These routes have transferred to London Heathrow:
Bermuda – From 28 March 2021
Islamabad – From 2 August 2022
Male, The Maldives – From 16 October 2020
These routes are suspended at Gatwick:
Columbo – Operated via Male, suspended 28 March 2015
Fort Lauderdale – Operated 6 July 2017 – 7 September 2019
Lima – Launched 4 May 2016, became summer seasonal in 2017, suspended in 2020
Montego Bay – Winter seasonal route operated between late 2020 and April 2022
Oakland – Operated 28 March 2017 – 13 October 2018
Toronto Pearson – Seasonal route launched 1 May 2018, suspended in 2020
Gatwick Ground Services
Check-in at the South Terminal opens at 03:00 and bag drop opens at 04:00 each day.
Passengers travelling in Club Europe & Club World as well as Bronze, Silver & Gold members of the Executive Club can check in bags any time after 04:00. All other passengers can check in bags up to two hours before their flight.
Overnight bag drop is available from 18:00 to 21:00 for flights departing before 13:00 the next day.
Check in closes 60 minutes before scheduled departure.
BA’s Club and First lounges are open.
Long Haul Aircraft
All BA long haul flights at Gatwick are operated with Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.
These are in a three class configuration, with no First Class cabin.
The Club World cabin features BA’s original “yin-yang” business class bed in a 2-4-2 configuration. There are no plans to add BA’s newest cabin, the Club Suite, to Gatwick aircraft.
Gatwick Boeing 777s were refurbished in 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.