British Airways has published its first raft of service changes for London Gatwick for the Winter season, which starts on 26th October. All in all, it looks positive and reiterates BA’s commitment to the airport.
Here are the highlights:
Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic (photo above) to get its own dedicated service twice a week. At present, it is an ‘add on’ to the Antigua service on three days a week.
Antigua will see an increase in capacity because of the removal of passengers travelling on to Punta Cana
Tampa increases to a daily service from the current six per week
Orlando increases to 10 flights per week from the current seven during November and March
Kingston increases to four per week between December and February
Barbados increases to 12 per week between December and February
St Kitts and Las Vegas see timing changes but the number of flights is unchanged
These changes have been made possible by the addition of a 10th Boeing 777 to the Gatwick fleet. As far as I know, no services have been dropped to make way for these additions.
Flights should be available for booking, both for cash and Avios, at ba.com.
In a separate announcement, Singapore will be the next destination to use an Airbus A380. Starting on October 28th, three services a week will use the new ‘super jumbo’. The other flights will remain a mix of Boeing 747 and 777 aircraft.
If you have a Singapore flight booked, you can check your aircraft by doing a dummy booking on ba.com – the aircraft type will show when you click on the flight number on the pricing pages.
Singapore becomes the 5th A380 destination, behind Los Angeles, Johannesburg, Hong Kong and Washington. Four aircraft are currently in service with a further four due for delivery later in 2014.