British Airways has announced two new transatlantic routes from Gatwick to Toronto and Las Vegas for next summer.

The thrice weekly Gatwick-Toronto route will launch on May 1, 2018, adding to existing flights from Heathrow, and will operate on Tuesday, Friday Sunday, departing Gatwick at 1155, arriving into Toronto at 1445.

The return leg will leave the Canadian city at 1945, landing back into London at 0750 the following day.

Meanwhile the carrier will also relaunch flights between Gatwick and Las Vegas on March 27 next year, a route it last operated in 2016. BA also flies to Vegas from Heathrow.

Three flights per week will depart Gatwick on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 1155, landing into Las Vegas at 1445. The return leg will leave the US city at 1635, arriving back into London at 1035 the following day. Timings are five minutes earlier for the Tuesday departures.

Fares start at £453 return to Toronto, and £699 to Las Vegas.

Other carriers serving the Gatwick-Toronto route include Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat and Westjet, while Virgin Atlantic and Norwegian operate flights on the Gatwick-Las Vegas route.

Commenting on the news Sean Doyle, British Airways’ director of networks and alliances, said:

“Gatwick has always offered a great range of long-haul destinations, but adding Toronto and Las Vegas to the summer schedule will take the number of transatlantic routes to 21, making Canada, the US and the Caribbean more accessible than ever before.

“It’s particularly exciting to be adding Canada to the list of places our customers will be able to explore from Gatwick, and we look forward to welcoming our Canadian customers in to London.”

Recently launched transatlantic BA services from Gatwick include Oakland, Fort Lauderdale.