Show girls were at Gatwick Airport to celebrate British Airways’ new route to Las Vegas, complementing its Heathrow route. The cake baked to welcome the route featured all things Vegas – a show girl, Elvis and the famous Las Vegas sign – above Gatwick bridge. Posing with the cake were Jonathan Sloan, MD Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority UK; Guy Stephenson, Gatwick Airport’s CCO; and Silla Maizey, British Airways’ MD Gatwick.
- British Airways added three routes from two London airports on 28 October. Thrice-weekly flights from London Gatwick (LGW) to Las Vegas, NV (LAS) are now offered in addition to the daily service the airline already offers from London Heathrow. The 777-operated transatlantic service will compete directly against Virgin Atlantic’s daily flights on the same route. In addition, British Airlines moved its Marseille (MRS) service from Gatwick to London Heathrow (LHR) and now offers thrice-weekly frequencies to the southern-French city from its main hub. Last but not least, the British carrier added new route from Heathrow to the popular with Spanish destination of Alicante (ALC). Thrice-weekly flights to the Spanish airport, as well as services to Marseille will be operated using A319s.