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Just heard that 9.00am tomorrow morning Willie Walsh will announce some morale boosting flights including a new one from Gatwick to JFK commencing October 27.
Details scarce – B777, and I think it’s pulling the MAN routing. Leaves only Delta and Continental on that route
Some other routes are being announced as well, but this is the headline one.
Was rather hoping for las Vegas; that was all the buzz a few weeks ago.
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.
This is good news for the LGW First Lounge, which I thought might not be long for this world.
Small, but perfectly formed, and now not stuffed with obese colonials, this is an oasis in the already calm experience that is London Gatwick – the hub without the hubbub.
They will have to sort out the Arrivals facilities though; they are over the road in an Airport hotel and the food offering and facilities are not really set up to support a flight of this volume.
Those who use this service should also note there are no Elemis Spa facilities at LGW. Though the showers pre-flights are refreshing.