British Airways has today resumed its short-haul operations from London Gatwick, following the reopening of the airport’s South Terminal on the weekend.

The airline had not operated any short-haul services from Gatwick airport (with the exception of a small number of domestic flights) since the onset of Covid-19.

The first service departed for Larnaca in Cyprus at 0625, with other departures today including flights to Amsterdam, Tenerife and Paphos.

The airline will offer a total of 35 destinations from London Gatwick – see a list at the end of the article – and is set to add further destinations later this year.

The initial services will operate under the British Airways Air Operators Certificate (AOC) before moving operations to a new BA-branded subsidiary BA Euroflyer later in the year.

In a press release, British Airways stated:

“Although registered as ‘BA Euroflyer’ the subsidiary will be branded as ‘British Airways’ across its aircraft and its customer touchpoints.”

The airline added that the new subsidiary will operate in a similar manner to the company’s existing subsidiary BA Cityflyer.

The subsidiary will include a “generous baggage allowance, free water and snacks, free seat selection and frequent flyer benefits which include lounge access.”

Tom Stoddart, Acting CEO British Airways Euroflyer, said:

“Today marks a significant milestone for British Airways as we operate our first European services from Gatwick in two years.

“I am really proud of what we have created at Gatwick, we have an excellent team with lots of new and exciting talent. I am looking forward in anticipation to see our newest subsidiary grow, adding new routes and providing customers with more options to get away on holiday with a premium British Airways service.”

British Airways has also unveiled a new World Traveller Plus check-in zone next to its Club World desks at Gatwick’s South Terminal, which is open to customers flying long-haul. These are soon set to be rolled out at Heathrow airport, followed by the rest of the BA network.

Destination Country Airport code LGW start date
Alicante Spain ALC 01-Apr-22
Amsterdam Netherlands AMS 29-Mar-22
Antalya Turkey AYT 02-Apr-22
Arrecife (Lanzarote) Spain ACE 30-Mar-22
Athens Greece ATH 04-May-22
Bari Italy BRI 03-Apr-22
Berlin Germany BER 07-May-22
Bordeaux France BOD 16-May-22
Cagliari (Sardinia) Italy CAG 18-May-22
Catania (Sicily) Italy CTA 31-Mar-22
Dalaman Turkey DLM 23-Apr-22
Dubrovnik Croatia DBV 04-Apr-22
Faro Portugal FAO 30-Mar-22
Heraklion (Crete) Greece HER 24-Apr-22
Ibiza Spain IBZ 03-May-22
Kos Greece KGS 24-Apr-22
Larnaca Cyprus LCA 29-Mar-22
Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) Spain LPA 02-Apr-22
Madrid Spain MAD 16-May-22
Mahon (Menorca) Spain MAH 16-May-22
Malaga Spain AGP 02-Apr-22
Malta Malta MLA 14-Apr-22
Marrakech Morocco RAK 31-Mar-22
Milan Malpensa Italy MXP 01-May-22
Nice France NCE 31-Mar-22
Palma (Mallorca) Spain PMI 07-Apr-22
Paphos Cyprus PFO 29-Mar-22
Rhodes Greece RHO 28-Apr-22
Santorini Greece JTR 15-Apr-22
Seville Spain SVQ 15-Apr-22
Tenerife Spain TFS 29-Mar-22
Thessaloniki Greece SKG 14-Apr-22
Turin Italy TRN 04-Apr-22
Venice Italy VCE 15-Apr-22
Verona Italy VRN 16-Apr-22 ;