British Airways has restored most of its long haul route network at London Gatwick Airport.
The airline has returned to the South Terminal and reopened its Club and First lounges.
Overnight bag drop is available at the South Terminal from 18:00 to 21:00 for flights departing before 13:00 the next day.
Here is the current status of BA’s long haul network at Gatwick. Some routes, notably Doha, Islamabad and New York JFK are subject to ad hoc and blanket cancellations.
Barbados – Winter seasonal route resumes 30 October 2022
Grenada – via Saint Lucia
Montego Bay – Winter seasonal route resumes 2 November 2022
Port of Spain – via Saint Lucia
Providenciales – via Antigua
Punta Cana – Operates via Antigua until 1 November 2022
St Kitts – via Antigua
Trinidad & Tobago – via Antigua
New York – Operating up to daily; suspended from 16 January until 10 February 2023
Orlando – Operating twice daily until 29 October 2022
Central & South America
San Jose, Costa Rica – Winter seasonal route resumes 1 November 2022
Doha – Temporarily moved back to Heathrow until 30 October 2022; Also operated by codeshare partner Qatar Airways
South & Central Asia
Islamabad – Suspended from 15 June until at least 1 July
Routes Transferred To Heathrow
These routes have transferred to London Heathrow:
Bermuda – From 28 March 2021
Male, The Maldives – From 16 October 2020
These routes are suspended at Gatwick:
Cape Town – Seasonal route launched November 2016, suspended in 2020
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
Oakland – Operated 28 March 2017 – 13 October 2018
Toronto Pearson – Seasonal route launched 1 May 2018, suspended in 2020
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.
The Club World cabin features BA’s original “yin-yang” business class bed in a 2-4-2 configuration. Whilst Heathrow based Boeing 777 aircraft are being refurbished with BA’s new Club Suite, there are no plans to add this to Gatwick based aircraft.
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.