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British Airways returns to Gatwick in March 2022

Euroflyer airline tickets to 35 destinations

The national air carrier of the United Kingdom, British Airways, officially announces that in March 2022 it will return to permanently operate short-haul flights at London-Gatwick airport. It will make so thanks to the creation of a new low-cost airline, Euroflyer, which will have its hub in the London airport. It will start with three Airbus aircraft, then the fleet will gradually grow to 18 airplanes by the end of May. It is already possible to buy tickets for 35 destinations.

It is a "historic moment" for the air carrier. "The creation of a new British Airways short-haul airline means that Gatwick customers will benefit from access to a premium service from the UK's national airline at competitive prices", said its Chief Executive, Sean Doyle. British Airport Administrator Stewart Wingate also expresses satisfaction: "The announcement is a positive sign. Consumer confidence is returning and people are starting to think about making travel plans for next Summer". 

British Airways had stopped flying from Sussex airport as soon as the pandemic began. After a two-year hiatus, it will relaunch its network of short-haul air links designed specifically for leisure travel. The initiative will create up to 160 jobs for pilots, whose union representatives were initially the most reluctant to give the green light to the new venture.

On the same subject see the article published by AVIONEWS.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency
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