British Airways appears to have cancelled all of its London Gatwick short-haul services for July, August and early September.
It seems – although it isn’t fully clear – that the most flights have either been transferred to Heathrow, retaining the same flight number, or merged with an existing Heathrow flight on the same day. Some routes will be cancelled outright for the rest of the Summer season, including Almeria, Antalya and Bergamo.
If your flight has been affected, check ‘Manage My Booking’. In particular, you may have lost any existing seat reservations and will need to select again.
Flights return to Gatwick from 8th September although this is clearly subject to change.
Some long-haul flights ARE still scheduled to depart from Gatwick to the Caribbean in late July. It is likely that these will depart from the North Terminal as the South Terminal, used primarily by British Airways, remains closed.
The scheduled flights are:
- Bermuda – 2 per week from 17th July
- Bridgetown, Barbados – 2 per week from 18th July
- Kingston, Jamaica – 2 per week from 20th July
- St Lucia – 1 per week from 25th July
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.