British Airways is to drop its Gatwick-Manchester service from March next year.
The carrier flies up to three-times daily to Manchester from the south London airport, but says it will withdraw from the route from March 31, 2013.
The cuts will not affect BA’s flights to Manchester from Heathrow, which will be retained with up to 11 return services per day. British Airways is currently the only carrier flying between London and Manchester, since Bmi’s mainline services were integrated into BA’s operations at Heathrow.
In a statement the carrier said:
“British Airways retains a strong presence in Manchester where it currently employs over 400 staff at the airport, at the airline’s call centre and BA CityFlyer head office in Didsbury.
“In addition to the Heathrow flights, there are two flights a day to Billund and two to Gothenberg that fly in British Airways colours from Manchester, operated by franchise partner SunAir.”
For more information visit ba.com.
Report by Mark Caswell