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Numerous BA cancellations at Gatwick for Summer 2016

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If you have taken full advantage of the 355 days advance booking period, you may have a British Airways Avios redemption or cash ticket from Gatwick booked for next Summer.

If you do, I recommend you have a look at your booking to see if it is still active. BA tends to take a few weeks to contact people and, by then, your most convenient alternative may be gone.

BA announced a substantial number of cancellations to the 2016 Gatwick Summer schedule yesterday.  This appears to be the result of long-term mechanical issues which will see an additional A320 aircraft no longer joining the Gatwick fleet.  Marrakech and Malta take the biggest hits.

The cancellations are:

Cancelled for the full March – October season:

Genoa – 1 flight per week (6-8 remain)

Glasgow – 1 flight per week (26 remain, no great loss!)

Nice – 3 flights per week (20 remain)

The following will be cancelled for, roughly, the Summer school holiday period:

Marrakech – 2 flights per week (3 flights will remain)

Catania – 1 flight per week (7 remain)

Malta – 2 flights per week (5 remain)

Dubrovnik – 1 flight per week (7 remain)

Other:

Verona – 1 flight per week (2-3 remain), non-school holiday periods only

Tenerife – 1 flight per week (5 remain), May / June only

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Comments (36)

  • gnarlyoldgoatdude says:

    I don’t understand the Malta cuts. They need more capacity, not less. There have been at least 4 separate trips that I couldn’t make on BA to Malta due to the planes being sold out.

    Of course there are also those last few seats available on alternative days for £450 one way. I’m sure the boffins at Waterside have “done the math(s)” to work out whether putting on larger aircraft will generate enough demand with lower priced seats, but if you cannot rely on a carrier to supply week-round service, you will inevitably look elsewhere. After all, the other carriers to Malta are all in a race to the bottom (apart from EasyJet who are ok, and Ryanair who have already staked a claim to the mineral rights at the bottom)

  • Rob says:

    My flight to LCA (Cyprus) was cancelled from LGW.
    Received an email from BA about 3 weeks ago.

    Phoned BA and they kindly rebooked me a flight (2 A+1 Child) from heathrow instead.
    Fits nicely with my return flight to LHR.

    All using Avios redemption. Happy Chappy here.