British Airways has just announced the routes that it will be flying from London Gatwick for Summer 2022.
Tickets to 35 destinations have just been released at ba.com. If you want Avios seats for peak Summer dates then I recommend you book NOW.
Don’t rush to book cash tickets, as you may find that discounted prices don’t appear for a couple of days.
As a reminder, British Airways has decided to launch a new standalone airline to operate its short haul flights from London Gatwick. This won’t happen from Day 1 because BA is unable to get an Air Operators Certificate issued in time.
Flights will initially be operated by British Airways directly rather than the new BA Euroflyer business. Once BA Euroflyer launches, the flight crew and cabin crew will be on different contracts with poorer pay and conditions than their Heathrow counterparts.
To the customer, BA Euroflyer will look and feel exactly like a standard British Airways flight. There will be no difference in terms of baggage rules, seat selection, lounge access, food and drink etc.
Club Europe will be offered on the new Gatwick services.
I am assuming that the airline will be moving back to its home in the South Terminal although this has not been confirmed. ba.com does show Gatwick South as the operating terminal during the booking process.
Where can I fly on BA from Gatwick next Summer?
Gatwick operations will relaunch in late March with a grand total of three aircraft. This will ramp up to 18 aircraft by the end of May.
Because of the small number of aircraft being used, services are erratic – flight times move from day to day, and some routes are only served on certain days of the week. Amsterdam, for example, departs at 07.35 on 29th March, 16.00 on 30th March and then not at all on 31st March, 1st April, 2nd April, 3rd April or 4th April.
British Airways will be serving the following short haul routes from London Gatwick next Summer:
- Alicante – 1st April
- Antalya – 2nd April
- Amsterdam – 29th March
- Athens – 4th May
- Bari – 3rd April
- Berlin – 8th April
- Bordeaux – 15th April
- Cagliari – 17th April
- Catania – 31st March
- Dalaman – 23rd April
- Dubrovnik – 4th April
- Faro – 30th March
- Heraklion – 24th April
- Ibiza – 5th April
- Kos – 24th April
- Lanzarote – 30th March
- Larnaca – 29th March
- Las Palmas – 2nd April
- Madrid – 14th April
- Mahon – 11th April
- Malaga – 31st March
- Malta – 30th March
- Marrakech – 31st March
- Milan – 15th April
- Nice – 31st March
- Palma – 7th April
- Paphos – 29th March
- Rhodes – 28th April
- Santorini – 15th April
- Seville – 29th March
- Tenerife – 29th March
- Thessaloniki – 14th April
- Turin – 4th April
- Venice – 8th April
- Verona – 29th March
I strongly recommend that you book immediately if you want to secure Avios seats on the most popular routes. You can book on ba.com here.
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.