British Airways adds Algiers and Nice to its London Gatwick network
With the start of the summer season, British Airways added two new destinations to its London Gatwick (LGW) network. The North African city of Algiers (ALG) is now served on a daily basis, as the airline moves the service from London Heathrow. There is no direct competition on the A319-operated route, although Air Algerie’s five weekly flights from London Heathrow to the Algerian capital cater to the same market. Nice (NCE) is the second new destination offered by the British flag carrier from Gatwick Airport this summer season, and will be served with thrice-weekly frequencies. The Nice market has one of the highest numbers of weekly departures across all London airports, although only easyJet competes directly with 23 weekly flights. Further, indirectly competing services are offered by both British Airways, from London Heathrow 42 times a week and daily from London City, and easyJet, daily from London Stansted and twice-daily from London Luton, as well as by bmi, which operates twice-daily from London Heathrow.