British Airways Summer 2022 Long Haul Schedule At Gatwick

BA’s network of long haul routes at London Gatwick airport for summer 2022.

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British Airways Lounge – London Gatwick South Terminal (Credit: British Airways)

The summer 2022 travel season will mark a return to near normal for BA at London Gatwick.

As well as restarting short haul flights, the airline will operate a substantial long haul schedule, albeit still smaller than before COVID-19.

Here are the main schedule changes for the summer season, which officially runs from Sunday 27 March to Saturday 29 October 2022.

Readers can keep up to date with network changes throughout the season on our dedicated page for London Gatwick airport.

All long haul flights at Gatwick are operated with Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, with three classes of travel offered. BA still has no plans to fit its Club Suite on Gatwick based aircraft.

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BA Leases Gatwick Slots To easyJet & Vueling

British Airways will lease a large number of Gatwick airport slots to easyJet & Vueling for the summer 2022 season.

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London Gatwick Airfield (Image Credit: London Gatwick Airport)
London Gatwick Airfield (Image Credit: London Gatwick Airport)

British Airways will lease many of Gatwick airport slots to easyJet & Vueling for the summer 2022 season.

According to filings lodged with Airport Coordination Ltd, the body responsible for overseeing slot allocations at London airports, BA will lease 230 weekly slots to easyJet for most of the summer 2022 season. This is equivalent to approximately 16 return flights a day.

A further 118 weekly slots will be leased to its IAG sister airline Vueling. This is equivalent to approximately 8 return flights a day.

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British Airways Suspends Flights At London Gatwick

BA has temporarily suspended all all flights at London Gatwick airport until August 2020.

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British Airways, London Gatwick

British Airways has temporarily suspended all flights at London Gatwick airport.

All BA flights at Gatwick are suspended until Saturday 1 August 2020 at the earliest.

BA has temporarily transferred flights to Jersey to London Heathrow during July 2020. Flights will operate daily from Wednesday 1 July 2020.

Flight operations at Gatwick have already reduced significantly. Norwegian has temporarily suspended all flights. Virgin Atlantic has transferred its Gatwick flights to Heathrow. Both of these moves could become permanent.

Given there is huge uncertainty as to the medium to long-term impact of COVID-19 on air travel and the economy, it is plausible that BA may also look to consolidate operations at London Heathrow.

BA 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 to secure a refund or a rebooking.

British Airways London Gatwick Winter 2019 Schedule

Here is British Airways’ London Gatwick winter schedule from Sunday 27 October 2019 with details of returning seasonal winter routes.

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British Airways, London Gatwick

Sunday 27 October 2019 marks the beginning of the Winter 2019 travel season for airlines. This runs until Saturday 28 March 2020. Here are the main known schedule changes for British Airways at London Gatwick.

These are for indicative guidance and are subject to change according to commercial and operational requirements. Flights from Gatwick can booked at ba.com

Long-Haul Changes

Cape Town resumes for the winter, three times weekly, from Monday 11 November 2019 to Saturday 28 March 2020.

Cancun increases to five times weekly.

Fort Lauderdale has been suspended since Saturday 7 September 2019.

Lima is suspended for the winter from Friday 25 October 2019 until Sunday 29 March 2020.

Male resumes for the winter from Sunday 27 October 2019 to Friday 27 March 2020.

New York JFK will be operated by an Envelop Airlines Airbus A330 aircraft from Sunday 27 October 2019 to Sunday 12 January 2020. This is a two class aircraft, with no premium economy cabin. All passengers have the option of rebooking on alternative BA services between London Heathrow and New York JFK. The route will also be cancelled from Tuesday 14 January 2020 to Monday 10 February 2020.

Toronto has been suspended for the winter since Tuesday 24 September 2019 and is scheduled to resume from Friday 1 May 2020.

New Short-Haul Routes

BA has transferred its service to Gran Canaria from London Heathrow to Gatwick. It will initially operate three times weekly in the winter season on Monday, Friday and Saturday.

BA launched a new year-round route from Gatwick to Milan Bergamo on Sunday 1 September 2019.

Suspended Short-Haul Routes

The following winter seasonal routes will not return this year:

Friedrichshafen, Lyon

Returning Short-Haul Winter Seasonal Routes

The following routes return for the winter season:

Cologne returns from Friday 1 November 2019 to Friday 27 March 2020.

Geneva returns from Friday 13 December 2019 until Friday 10 April 2020 with increased frequency of 26 flights a week.

Grenoble returns from Saturday 14 December 2019 to Sunday 19 April 2020 with increased frequency of 4 flights a week.

Innsbruck returns from Sunday 8 December 2019 to Friday 24 April 2020 with a decreased frequency of 4 flights a week.

Nuremberg returns from Friday 29 November 2019 to Monday 6 January 2020.

Vienna returns from Sunday 27 October 2019 to Sunday 12 January 2020.

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British Airways Launches London Gatwick – Antalya

British Airways has launched a new summer seasonal route from London Gatwick to Antalya, Turkey.

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Antalya, Turkey
Antalya, Turkey (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways has launched a new summer seasonal route from London Gatwick to Antalya, Turkey.

The route launches on Thursday 30 April 2020. It initially operates three times weekly, before progressively increasing to six times weekly in the summer peak.

The flight times vary by day, but flights typically leave Gatwick at around lunch time and depart from Antalya in the evening.

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In other Gatwick related news, BA’s seasonal routes to Gibraltar and Limoges will not return this summer. These were due to return on 30 April and 22 May 2020 respectively.

BA will continue to serve Gibraltar year-round from Heathrow. Passengers whose flights from Gatwick to Gibraltar have been cancelled can be re-accommodated on BA services from Heathrow.

BA does not serve Limoges from any other London airport. Passengers whose flights have been cancelled are entitled to a full refund. Alternatively, passengers should be able to choose an alternative BA destination in France. However, any consequential costs will be at passengers’ expense.

Passengers can check the status of their booking using the Manage My Booking tool on ba.com

Affected passengers should contact BA or their travel agent.

There has been relatively little news so far this year on BA’s schedules for summer 2020. Further route news is expected for all London airports in the coming weeks.

British Airways London Gatwick – New York JFK Cancellations

British Airways has cancelled its daily service from London Gatwick to New York JFK from Tuesday 14 January to Monday 10 February 2020.

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British Airways has cancelled its daily service from London Gatwick to New York JFK from Tuesday 14 January to Monday 10 February 2020.

The affected flight numbers are BA2273 from London Gatwick to New York JFK and BA2272 from New York JFK to London Gatwick.

No specific reason has been given for the cancellations other than “commercial reasons” which suggests low seasonal demand.

Passengers whose flights have been cancelled are entitled to a full refund. Passengers can also be re-accommodated on alternative American Airlines and BA services from London Heathrow. However, any additional costs such as ground transportation and hotels will be at passengers’ expense.

Passengers can check the status of their booking using the Manage My Booking tool on ba.com

Affected passengers should contact BA or their travel agent.

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BA’s 10 Abreast Economy Boeing 777 May 2019 Update

An update on the progress of the refurbishment of British Airways Boeing 777 fleet at Gatwick.

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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 now approximately two thirds of the way through the refurbishment of its fleet of Boeing 777-200 aircraft at London Gatwick.

The primary reason for the refurbishment is to increase the number of seats in the World Traveller economy cabin from 9 to 10 a row.

As at November 2019, ten three class Gatwick Boeing 777-200 aircraft (registrations G-VIIO, G-VIIP, G-VIIR, G-VIIT, G-VIIU, G-VIIX, G-YMMB, G-YMMC, G-YMMD and G-YMMF) have been refurbished as have three four class aircraft (G-VIIV, G-VIIW, G-VIIY). BA is expected to complete the Gatwick refurbishment this year.

On three class aircraft, BA has installed a new seat in a now larger World Traveller Plus premium economy cabin. It has decreased the number of Club World business class seats. The in-flight entertainment system has also been upgraded and it is a radical improvement on the previous system.

The remaining refurbished aircraft are four class Boeing 777-200 aircraft. The overall change in seating configuration is much more modest.

This year, BA will also begin refurbishing its Heathrow based Boeing 777s. Two four class aircraft will receive a full refurbishment. This will include a smaller First Class cabin with 8, rather than 14, seats and an entirely new Club World cabin.

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British Airways Launches Gatwick – Milan Bergamo

BA will fly from London Gatwick to Milan Bergamo six times weekly from 1 September 2019.

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Naviglio Grande Canal, Milan (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways is to launch a new route from London Gatwick to Milan Bergamo.

BA will fly from Gatwick to Milan Bergamo (Orio al Serio International Airport) six times weekly, excluding Saturdays, from Sunday 1 September 2019. The airport is located approximately 60km away from Milan city centre.

Flights will operate year round. As tends to be par the course for BA at Gatwick flight times vary by day.

BA already flies from London City to Milan Linate and from London Heathrow to Milan Linate and Milan Malpensa. It is of course possible to “mix and match” airports if convenient. Milan Linate airport is due to close for three months from 27 July to 27 October 2019 for runway repair work.

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British Airways London Gatwick Summer Schedule

Here are details of BA’s London Gatwick summer schedule from Sunday 31 March 2019.

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British Airways London Gatwick
British Airways London Gatwick

British Airways has almost finalised its schedules for the Summer 2019 season which officially begins on Sunday 31 March 2019.

A list of changes for London Heathrow has been published and here are known changes at London Gatwick so far. Flights at London Gatwick can be booked now at ba.com

Long-Haul Changes

Cancun increases from three to four times weekly with an additional flight on Thursdays.

Cape Town ends for the winter on Saturday 30 March and resumes on Monday 11 November.

Lima resumes for the summer on Sunday 31 March until Friday 25 October.

Male ends for the winter on Friday 29 March and resumes on Sunday 27 October.

Toronto resumes for the summer on Friday 3 May until Friday 25 October.
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BA’s 10 Abreast Economy Boeing 777 2019 Update

An update on the progress of the refurbishment of British Airways Boeing 777 fleet at Gatwick.

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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 now more than half way through the refurbishment of its fleet of Boeing 777-200 aircraft at London Gatwick.

The main reason for the refurbishment is to increase the number of seats in the World Traveller economy cabin from 9 to 10 a row.

As at November 2019, ten three class Gatwick Boeing 777-200 aircraft (registrations G-VIIO, G-VIIP, G-VIIR, G-VIIT, G-VIIU, G-VIIX, G-YMMB, G-YMMC, G-YMMD and G-YMMF) have been refurbished as have three four class aircraft (G-VIIV, G-VIIW, G-VIIY). BA is expected to complete the Gatwick refurbishment this year.

On three class aircraft, BA has installed a new seat in a now larger World Traveller Plus premium economy cabin. It has decreased the number of Club World business class seats. The in-flight entertainment system has also been upgraded.  On four class Boeing 777-200 aircraft, the overall change in seating configuration is much more modest.

This year, BA will also begin refurbishing its Heathrow based Boeing 777s. Two four class aircraft will receive a full refurbishment. This will include a smaller First Class cabin with 8, rather than 14, seats and an entirely new Club World cabin.

Given BA sees the need for seating configuration in World Traveller to be “competitive”, it’s expected that many more 777s will be refurbished.

Refurbished British Airways Boeing 777 World Traveller Cabin
Refurbished British Airways Boeing 777 World Traveller Cabin (Image Credit: British Airways)

Seat maps for 3 class Boeing 777 aircraft

If you are flying on a non-refurbished 9 abreast 3 class Boeing 777 at Gatwick you should see the following seat map (pictured left below) for your flight in the Manage My Booking tool:

Club World – Rows 1 – 11 (48 seats)
World Traveller Plus – Rows 12 – 14 (24 seats)
World Traveller – Rows 16 – 40 (3-3-3 configuration)

If you are flying on a refurbished 10 abreast 3 class Boeing 777 at Gatwick you should see the following seat map (pictured right below) for your flight in the Manage My Booking tool:

Club World – Rows 1 – 4 (32 seats)
World Traveller Plus – Rows 10 – 16 (52 seats)
World Traveller – Rows 20 – 46 (3-4-3 configuration)

For passengers travelling with infants it is important to note that the refurbishment of aircraft does change the location of bassinet seats.
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