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EXCLUSIVE: you can book 20 new British Airways Gatwick Summer 2023 routes from today

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Back in August we brought you the first part of the British Airways Summer 2023 schedule from Gatwick Airport. This is the first full Summer to be operated by the new BA Euroflyer operation.

The remaining 20 routes for the Summer 2023 schedule will become bookable during today, Tuesday. They may be there by the time you read this, but if not you should check back later in the day.

Avios availability will be wide open and you should have no trouble getting the seats you want.

BA Euroflyer British Airways Gatwick Summer 2023 flight schedule

As a reminder, the Summer timetable starts in late March 2023 and will continue until the end of October. As Easter is late in 2023 (Good Friday is 7th April) the ‘drop’ today will include flights covering the long holiday weekend.

All flights will operate from the South Terminal at London Gatwick.

The additional 20 routes released today means that, we are told, the Summer 2023 Gatwick short-haul schedule is effectively complete. There is potential for another couple of routes to be added but no decision has yet been taken.

Which new routes is British Airways launching from Gatwick?

Here are the ten routes which were put on sale at the end of August 2022:

  • Catania
  • Dalaman
  • Faro, Portugal
  • Heraklion
  • Kos
  • Lanzarote
  • Malta
  • Paphos
  • Tenerife
  • Thessaloniki

Here are the routes which will be added to during Tuesday:

  • Alicante
  • Amsterdam
  • Antalya
  • Bari
  • Bordeaux
  • Cagliari
  • Dubrovnik
  • Gran Canaria
  • Ibiza
  • Malaga
  • Marrakech
  • Menorca
  • Nice
  • Palma de Mallorca
  • Rhodes
  • Santorini
  • Seville
  • Turin
  • Venice
  • Verona

These routes will all be operated by BA Euroflyer, the new British Airways low cost subsidiary. However, the ‘low cost’ element only applies to the cost base. In-flight service and benefits, including lounge access, are identical to what mainline BA flights offer, albeit Gatwick flights use a different caterer to Heathrow.

Our latest review of the British Airways business class lounge at Gatwick is here. Our latest review of the British Airways First Class lounge at Gatwick, for Gold card holders (no Gatwick flights have First Class) is here.

What can I book?

You will be able to book to mid October 2023 due to BA opening up seats at 355 days prior to departure, so virtually the entire Summer 2023 timetable will be available today.

Only a handful of dates in late October 2023 will be unavailable. If you are looking to book for October half-term in 2023 then you will need to wait a few days for those flights to open up.

You will be able to book on the BA website here at some point during Tuesday.

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Comments (54)

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  • Darren Williams says:

    Tried some innocuous dates in April for Turin, only £327 each way 😂 New York for the same dates £298 each way. Seriously, sometimes BA don’t half know how to frustrate.

    • Rob says:

      You need to understand how BA works. When flights are first launched, for IT reasons, often only flexible tickets are loaded. After a few days, they add in the cheaper non-refundable ones. This was entirely to be expected.

      • Frankie says:

        Oh I didn’t know that. Good to know. Thanks Robb.

      • Darren Williams says:

        Thanks Rob thought as much as had seen before. Feels like double the work for me but hey, will wait.

      • JimBH says:

        That would explain why Rhodes on 29th March is £629 on way for Economy Basic, versus EZY’s £48!

      • Mr Sound says:

        I didn’t know that either and when I saw Menorca at £585 each for Economy I very nearly went straight to Easyjet’s website but I’ll hold off for a few days now. I paid under £300 for two us for this year’s trip!
        Rob, have you done an article about how BA manage all this, I suspect I wouldn’t be the only one to find it useful?

  • AR says:

    Do more flights get added to the summer schedule usually? I see for certain destinations BA only fly there 4 days a week. Thank you

    • Rob says:

      Potentially. Some of the routes announced on 30th August have had additional frequencies added over the last two months.

  • Shaun says:

    Thanks for advice on routes now added. Although disappointed that it’s not there, would I be right to conclude that Salzburg is unlikely to be added for Summer 2023 do you think please?

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