Gatwick airlines in terminal move

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and easyJet are moving terminals in January.

Dates and airline details are as follows:

  • British Airways
    11 January, from this date BA’s 2272/3 New York (JFK) flights will operate from the South Terminal.
    19 January, BA’s 2613/2 Naples services will operate from the South Terminal.
    25 January, all British Airways flights will operate from the South Terminal.
  • easyJet
    From 24 January, all easyJet flights will operate from Gatwick’s North Terminal.
  • Virgin Atlantic
    From 24 January, all Virgin Atlantic flights will operate from the North Terminal.

easyJet launches spring 2017 flights

easyJet has launched it spring 2017 flights, including flights for Easter and May half-term.

With a record number of flights and destinations on offer, it’s great news for passengers.

Included in the spring launch of more than 138,780 flights, are Gatwick flights to Belfast, starting at £28.49, based on a two-person one-way booking.

easyJet has bases at 11 UK airports offering flights to more than 830 destinations on its network across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

Gatwick to La Palma flights announced

easyJet is to commence flights to La Palma from Gatwick later this year.

The flights, to the most north-westerly Canary Island will begin on 1 October, operating twice weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) until 27 March 2017

easyJet launches Gatwick to Montenegro flights

easyJet has announced the launch of Gatwick flights to Tivat in Montenegro.

The twice-weekly service (Mondays and Thursdays) will commence on 16 June.

Jennifer Newman, Airline Business Manager, at Gatwick Airport said: “The addition of easyJet’s Tivat route to Gatwick brings easyJet’s routes at the airport to an impressive 105 different destinations and we are delighted to see Montenegro opening up to increasing numbers of Gatwick passengers.”

 

easyJet launches summer 2016 schedule from Gatwick

easyJet has launched its summer 2016 schedule with a record number of flights available.

More than 103,000 flights will be available during the peak season – June to September – of which more than 26,000 flights will operate to and from Gatwick.

Neil Slaven, easyJet’s commercial manager, said, “We offer more destinations from Gatwick than any other airport and we remain committed to expanding our network from the airport.”

easyJet increases Gatwick to Inverness flights

easyJet is set to increase flights between Gatwick and Inverness from next spring.

The airline, which currently operates two flights per day on the route, will add a third flight on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays from 27 March 2016.

easyJet axes guaranteed cabin baggage policy

Flying with easyJet this summer? Be aware that the airline has changed its hand luggage policy.

Up until recently, the airline guaranteed items of hand luggage measuring 50 x 40 x 20cm or less would be permitted to remain with passengers during their flight, while larger items, not exceeding 56 x 45 x 25cm, would be allowed in the cabin if there was room. In the event of no space being available in the cabin, these larger-sized bags would be placed in the hold, free of charge.

The smaller luggage guarantee has been removed, and once overhead locker space is full, passengers’ hand luggage, irrespective of size, will have their luggage placed in the hold.

New Gatwick to Germany flights announced

easyJet has announced it is to launch flights to Friedrichshafen in German this winter.

Flights will commence on December 12 and operate twice weekly – Saturdays and Sundays.

easyJet celebrates 1 million passengers on its Malta to Gatwick service

In March 2008 easyJet launched its first service to Malta from Gatwick Airport.

Since that time, the airline has launched other services to Malta, including those from Belfast, Manchester and Newcastle.

In its first year of operations, easyJet carried more than 200,000 passengers, and now carries 320,000 passengers per year to Malta. However, last week, the airline celebrated carrying one million passengers on its Gatwick to Malta route.

easyJet cabin crew strike threat

There’s speculation that easyJet staff are planning industrial action this summer.

City A.M. is reporting that cabin crew are planning to walk out after a breakdown in negotiations over pay – a dispute that has been running for some months.

Although Unite union is expected to give easyJet seven days notice of strike action, it claims there is still scope for negotiations to continue.

easyJet, however, is reassuring its passengers that no industrial action is currently planned and that it is confident it will operate its full summer flight schedule.

More information will be posted when we receive it.