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JFK FLIGHTS TAKE-OFF FROM GATWICK

British Airways is boosting services from London to New York JFK by starting daily flights from Gatwick on Monday October 27, 2008.

The new flights mean that the airline will fly 62 times each week from the capital to JFK as the Gatwick flights will operate in addition to 55 weekly flights from Heathrow.

Lynne Embleton, British Airways’ general manager network planning, said: “The new Gatwick service will give our customers even more choice when flying between London and New York. Not only do we already have an extensive schedule from Heathrow to both JFK and Newark but next year we will launch business-only flights from London City.”

The new flights from Gatwick will operate on a four class Boeing 777, with First, Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller cabins, that will be moved from Heathrow.

British Airways will also start new shorthaul routes from Gatwick this October with daily services to Oporto and Valencia.

Second daily services from Gatwick to Alicante and Turin will also be added from the end of October.

Flights to Warsaw will move from Gatwick to Heathrow in October.

British Airways is to suspend its daily flight from Manchester to New York JFK in October and move the Boeing 767 aircraft that operates the service to Heathrow.

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