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.

Virgin Atlantic increases Gatwick long-haul flights

Virgin Atlantic has announced additional Gatwick services to Cuba and US.

Gatwick flights to Havana, Cuba will increase to three per week from November 2016.

The airline is launching a three-times-per-week service to Orlando for the peak summer months – flights will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from late July through to the end of August.

Virgin will also operate twice-weekly flights to Las Vegas (Mondays and Wednesdays) for September and October 2016.

Executive vice president, commercial Erik Varwijk, said: “We’re delighted to be offering our customers more choice when flying to some of their favourite destinations.

“Florida and Las Vegas have been enduringly popular with our customers, and Havana is also consistently seeing incredibly high demand, so it makes perfect sense to increase services during the most popular months.”

Virgin Atlantic to relocate Crawley headquarters

Virgin Atlantic is relocating its Crawley headquarters and reducing its staff levels by 500, the Crawley News reports.

The job losses will come from all its offices, including ones in the US, Caribbean, and China.

Gatwick to Tobago flights announced

Virgin Atlantic is set to resume Gatwick flights to Tobago next spring.

From March 2015, the airline will offer weekly flights (Sundays) to the southern Caribbean island via St Lucia.

From October 2015, the start of the winter season, flights will increase to two per week – Tuesdays and Saturdays.

The flights will operate on an A330-300 aircraft, offering 33 Upper Class, 48 Premium Economy and 185 Economy seats.

Spectrum Interactive deploys Wi-Fi service to Virgin lounge at Gatwick

Spectrum Interactive has teamed up with Virgin Atlantic to deliver guest Wi-Fi provision at the airline’s flagship Clubhouse lounge at Gatwick’s South Terminal.

Spectrum focused on improving the passenger user-experience, and providing local dedicated technical, engineering and account management support, along with full customisation to reflect the Virgin Atlantic experience.

Graham Lampen, IT service manager at Virgin Atlantic said: “The timescale for getting our new Wi-Fi system up and running was very challenging, but Spectrum was able to design and install the service with minimum disruption and with zero downtime.” He added: “The feedback on the Spectrum service from visitors, staff and management has been very positive.”

“We are delighted to have been selected as Virgin Atlantic’s Wi-Fi provider;” said Daniel Gray, commercial director at Spectrum Interactive. “This agreement with such a prestigious and iconic travel brand further reinforces Spectrum’s position in the market and increases our footprint in airline lounges which has seen significant growth during the last two years, including installations into Virgin Holidays’ Vroom lounges.”

Virgin to scrap Gatwick to Kingston flights

Virgin Atlantic is set to end services between Gatwick and Kingston.

From 25 March 2012, Virgin will stop flying from Gatwick to Kingston – currently, Gatwick to Kingston flights are operated by both Virgin and British Airways.

Virgin will continue to operate its twice-weekly Gatwick to Montego Bay flights.

Virgin Atlantic’s Gatwick Clubhouse reopens

Following a complete refurbishment, Virgin Atlantic has reopened its Gatwick Clubhouse.

The fully refurbished Gatwick Clubhouse now offers seating for 130 passengers and includes an entertainment lounge a business area, restaurant, family lounge, playground and complete relaxation in its Cowshed Spa.

The new Cowshed Spa offers a treatment area and shower facilities, and sits alongside an internal rock garden.

The airline first opened its Gatwick Clubhouse in September 1998.

For a preview of the Virgin Atlantic Gatwick Clubhouse check out the video below.