Gatwick holiday trends

Holiday trends are changing at Gatwick Airport where summer sun seekers are heading off in new directions.

Summer bookings for British Airways flights from Gatwick Airport show passengers moving away from the more traditional holiday destinations to exotic locations in Europe and the Caribbean.

This summer more passengers than ever before are jetting off on flights to Barbados, Jamaica, the Maldives, Grenada, Tobago and Puerto Rico.

Closer to home many are choosing city destinations over beach holidays and heading off to places like Rome, Amsterdam, Turin and Salzburg.

BA offers a schedule of 46 European and long haul destinations from Gatwick.

Colm Lacy, British Airways head of commercial Gatwick, said: “With a wide range of exciting destinations and low fares from Gatwick customers are trying new holiday ideas and moving away from the more traditional destinations. Our other sun routes are still popular of course but we are seeing a definite move towards European city breaks.

“We are also seeing a definite increase in long haul holidays and as the biggest operator to the Caribbean from Gatwick many of them are flying with British Airways this summer. However, there are some holiday destinations that will always remain popular, such as Orlando and Tampa.”

If you’re flying from Gatwick this summer, don’t forget to book your Gatwick airport parking in advance, particularly your Gatwick meet and greet parking.

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