British Airways to launch Gatwick-Fort Lauderdale service


British Airways has announced a new route from Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale, starting on July 6 next year.

The three times-weekly service (four times-weekly during the summer peak period) will be operated with a three-class B777-200 aircraft configured with World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World cabins.

It will be the carrier’s third route Florida route from Gatwick (the other two being Tampa and Orlando) and fourth overall to the US state (BA also operates flights from Heathrow Miami).

Flights will departs Gatwick at 0925 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (plus Sundays during the summer schedule between July 6 and October 30)), arriving into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International at 1345, with the return leg leaving the US airport at 1700 and landing back into London at 0630 the following day.

Emirates recently announced a new daily service between Dubai and Fort Lauderdale, to launch on December 15.

Last week BA announced plans for a new route between Heathrow and New Orleans, which will launch on March 26.

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  • I would certainly like to use this on a regular basis during the winter, but of course I no longer can get to Gatwick, as I live in the Manchester area……………….I guess I still have to fly to Miami and drive. And of course there is the issue of whether FLL can really handle a 777 for Immigration and Customs. Have to hope this flight does not arrive close to Norwegian or Emirates!!

  • First off, not enough traffic for New Orleans. Second, the BA flights from LGW to FLL and OAK are there to kill Norwegian, not to satisfy its flyers. This tactic has been employed before, namely by BA’ s ally, AA which killed Legend Airlines at Love Field.

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