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’.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2024)
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. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.
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.