British Airways Gatwick short-haul flights suspended until 9th November

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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, 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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  1. Gutted – just contacted by BA to say that our Sept flight to Malta has been cancelled. No alternatives offered, looks like flights haven’t been transferred to Heathrow, and BA are no longer flying to Malta??!

    • hackinjack says:

      It looks like they are, but from LHR. Surprised they didn’t re-book you like they did me.

      • Thanks for that info, surprised to hear that flights are running from LHR, I can see now that there are none on the day we were due to travel, so helpfully (NOT!) BA didn’t offer any alternative for the previous or next day (which I can now see are available). BA’s Customer Service is now deteriorating to the point where they’re neck and neck with the Accor hotel chain! LOL. I’m now left in the difficult position of having to try to contact them over the phone (which in the last 4 months I haven’t succeeded in doing), since I used a Companion Voucher to book. I needed to ensure that flights were rebooked asap, so this evening I’ve paid for a flexible Air Malta flight out of LHR on my original date! I’m so disappointed with BA, I’d already paid £70 in fees to cancel and reschedule the same trip from April, I may now have to have a re-think about renewing my BAPP card…

  2. Terri says:

    So our PFO flight from lgw has now been moved to LHR and seats allocated. We are asked to confirm the change but when we try the link breaks and we cant actually confirm.

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