London Gatwick

Experience the best of Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways choice of stopovers

Etihad Airways has launched a '48 Hour Challenge' to transit travellers and UAE residents to experience a host of ‘once in a lifetime’ activities throughout the emirate in just two days. Passengers flying from Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Manchester can choose to explore Abu Dhabi's many highlights through a series of exciting stopover programmes before connecting on to over 100 global destinations across the Gulf region, Asia, Australia and Africa with Etihad Airways and their partner airlines.

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British Airways minimal disruption as strike action continues

All British Airways customers will be able to fly to their destinations, despite 14 days of further proposed industrial action by Mixed Fleet Unite between Wednesday 2nd August and Tuesday 15th August. The union represents one of five British Airways cabin crew fleets so the the vast majority of services will be unaffected. All flights to and from London Gatwick, London City and Stansted will operate as normal as will the weekend only Mediterranean services to and from Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester.

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Norwegian Air UK launches Gatwick to Singapore route

From the 28th September 2017 Norwegian Air UK will offer low-cost flights to its first Asian destination, Singapore's Changi Airport. This will be the first long-haul service to be operated by Norwegian's UK-based subsidiary, Norwegian UK. Four weekly flights, increasing to five from 30th October 2017, will be operated on Norwegian's new 787 Dreamliner aircraft offering up to 344 seats in both economy and Premium cabins. Norwegian already offers flights from Gatwick to nine US destinations, including newly announced routes to Seattle and Denver.

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British Airways change to cashless only airport payments

From 1st April 2017, British Airways will be unable to accept cash payments at London Heathrow, London Gatwick and many of the airports they operate from in North America. This includes all types of payments, such as for extra bags, additional/exit row seats, changes to tickets, service charges, etc.

Customers who cannot pay with a credit or debit card should check with a member of staff at the airport to find out if options are available for converting cash to a payment card as this varies by airport:

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Virgin Atlantic increase West Coast connections

Virgin Atlantic, in conjunction with Delta, is updating is summer schedule to give customers a better choice of flights to the West Coast. From 1st May to 28th October, they will offer a third non-stop daily service between London Heathrow and Los Angeles International Airport.

The move reflects the company’s strong ambitions to listen to customers and provide the best service and experience possible across the Atlantic by creating greater choice of flights and making connections even easier for customers during the peak summer travel season

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British Airways 'M&S on board' menu

From 11th January British Airways will be upgrading their food offering on all short haul flights to and from London Heathrow and London Gatwick by partnering with Marks & Spencer, another great British brand.

Passengers will be able to purchase food from the delicious and seasonally inspired menu, ‘M&S on board’, along with a choice of branded wines, spirits and soft drinks available to purchase from an extensive bar menu.

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British Airways announce new summer 2017 routes

From the 28th March 2017 British Airways will fly to Oakland, California. The city across the bay from San Francisco will be served year round by a 3-cabin B777 from London Gatwick. There will be four flights per week throughout the summer reducing to three for the winter.

From the 6th July 2017 British Airways begins its third year round service from London Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Flying four times a week in the peak summer season and three times a week for the rest of the year, the route will also be served by a 3-cabin B777.

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Increased TAP Air Portugal departures from London Gatwick

As part of its winter timetable TAP Air Portugal will increase the number of weekly flights from London Gatwick to Lisbon and Porto from the 30th October 2016.

Two additional flights to Porto will provide a total of 14 weekly flights and five additional flights to Lisbon will provide a total of 12 weekly flights.

The increases bring TAP’s winter schedule to a total of 71 direct weekly flights to Portugal from London Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester.

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British Airways launches Gatwick to Cape Town flights

From the 24th November 2016, you can fly with British Airways direct from London Heathrow and London Gatwick to Cape Town International airport in just over eleven hours. So you can spend more time enjoying your Cape Town holiday, from the majestic views of Table Mountain to the year-round sunshine of the city's numerous white-sand beaches and sparkling bays. Once on board, the friendly cabin crew will take care of your comfort and safety, allowing you to sit back, relax and start your holiday as soon as you step on the plane.

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Tianjin Airlines launch Gatwick route

Tianjin Airlines, the fast-growing Chinese airline, is set to launch its first flights to the UK later this year, with a twice-weekly A330 service. The airline will begin flying from London Gatwick to Chongqing and Tianjin on the 25th June 2016. Chongqing is a major city in Southwest China and Tianjin a major port city on the northern coast. The new twice-weekly Gatwick service will operate every Wednesday and Saturday and offer 18 business class and 242 economy class seats.

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