British Airways cancels all Gatwick short-haul flights for July and August

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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.

British Airways cancels all Gatwick short-haul flights for July and August

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

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  1. Rob has reported from the beginning that Norwegian would not fly long-haul until April 2021. However they were still selling flights to US for September dates until a few weeks ago, although now they are showing flights from December. Is the April date correct, and therefore Norwegian is purposefully selling tickets for flights it will not be operating?

    • Marcw says:

      That’s just their plan – but it’s a flexible plan. They might bring forward this April date. On the other hand, their initial plan was to only fly Norwegian domestic flights. Today, 1st July, Norwegian restated international connections from OslO, Stockholm and Copenhagen to different European cities, including London and Barcelona.
      So it’s all very fluid and flexible.

      My two cents… I actually don’t think their will be a major long haul traffic until at least spring 2021, globally.

  2. If you dine at the Shangri-la’s Ting restaurant, beware that they’ll try their best not to honour the 25% bonus when you use your points. That’s the experience of many of my friends.

  3. BA avios RFS flight moved from LGW to LHR – the same flight number and times. Can I cancel for a full refund or because it’s the same flight number, I’ll have to pay the £35 fee? Just would like to clarify this.

    • Neil Donoghue says:

      Just BA pulling a fast one! My Ibiza flights were moved and I got a full cash refund. Don’t see why you shouldn’t as well.

  4. AndyGWP says:

    “Qatar Airways has been the most outspoken, with CEO Akbar al-Baker threatening Airbus and Boeing not to resist aircraft deferrals or the airline would “not do business with them again.””

    Forgive my lack of knowledge re: commercial aircraft, but if he refused to do business with Airbus and Boeing again, what other options would there be for Qatar?

  5. “…as the coronavirus pandemic *crashes* demand for air travel.”

    Eek, unusual word choice for an air travel site! 😬

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