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BA offers more routes from Gatwick

BA offers more routes from Gatwick this year. The British airline’s subsidiary BA Euroflyer has announced in a press release published in early January that it will add 5 more destinations to its offering from that airport, to complement and boost its offering in other London airports.

BA Euroflyer

BA Euroflyer is a British Airways subsidiary based in Gatwick, that offers short-haul flights through Europe. It had recently received its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and its Operating Licence from the British Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). It will join BA’s other subsidiary BA Cityflyer which flies under the BA brand and offers premium service to its customers.

New destinations offered

BA Euroflyer will offer five new destinations to its customers. These are Montpellier in France, Myconos and Corfu in Greece and Innsbruck and Salzburg in Austria. These short-haul flights will complement the current offering from the other major airports in London.

The airline will offer 3 weekly flights between Gatwick and Montpellier starting from the 27th of May 2023.  Three weekly flights to Corfu starting on the 30th of May 2023. One weekly flight to Mykonos will begin on the 10th of June 2023. It will also offer 3 weekly flights to Salszbury from the 28th of March 2023 and 8 weekly flights to Innsbruck from the 8th of December 2023.

One step forward

In my opinion, this is another step forward for aviation and world travellers. More flights mean more offers and more competition with other airlines. This will eventually lead to the stabilisation of prices. It also helps spread a load of passengers through all existing airports helping with congestion, especially in the city’s main hub London Heathrow.

Although not all passengers will choose a secondary airport, if the price is competitive enough they may choose Gatwick instead of Heathrow and that will be a plus.