British Airways has confirmed the suspension of its Gatwick-Oakland service for next summer.

The route launched in March 2017, and originally operated as a year-round service. In April this year the carrier announced the suspension of flights for the coming winter season, although at the time a spokesperson said that the route would start again in March 2019.

This plan has now been dropped, with the carrier providing the following statement to Business Traveller:

“We regularly review our schedule to ensure that we are flying to destinations popular with our customers. We already operate two incredibly successful routes from the Bay area.

“We launched a new direct service to San Jose in 2016 and we have 21 flights a week to SFO (San Francisco International Airport) and SJC (San Jose International Airport) alone. We’re incredibly committed to this region and to flying customers to these cities.”

Earlier this month International Airlines Group (IAG) member and BA’s sister carrier Level announced it would be switching its flights from Barcelona to the San Francisco area, from Oakland International to San Francisco International.