There are currently no short-haul British Airways flights from London Gatwick. The only departures are a handful of Caribbean flights – one per day – which are operating from the North Terminal. BA’s home in the South Terminal remains closed.
British Airways was planning to resume services from Gatwick Airport on 9th September.
This now appears to have changed. Looking at ba.com, it seems that London Gatwick short-haul flights have been pulled until 9th November.
You can check this easily. Look at London to Amsterdam for 9th November and you will see three flights from Gatwick. Click back a day to Sunday 8th November or earlier and there is nothing.
This is clearly a fluid situation. It may be that the move to November was only decided when the new restrictions on travel to Spain were brought in on Saturday.
One factor which will decide when flights move back will be a decision on whether the ‘use it or lose it’ rule for airport take-off and landing slots is brought back for the IATA Winter flying ‘season’.
If British Airways is at risk of losing its London Heathrow slots due to non use, you can be fairly certain that nothing will be moving back to Gatwick until late March due to the need to ‘slot sit’.
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