British Airways route to Buenos Aires is now non-stop from London
- British Airways moved two routes between London Gatwick (LGW) and London Heathrow (LHR) on 27 March. The airline’s 28 weekly flights to Malaga (AGP) in Spain now operate from Gatwick, competing with easyJet’s 35, Aer Lingus’ 19, Monarch’s 13 and Thomson Airways’ three weekly flights. Making a move in the opposite direction, BA’s 12 weekly 132-seat A319 Luxembourg (LUX) flights now operate from Heathrow. Indirect competition is at London City, where Luxair offers 24 and Air France (CityJet) 18 weekly flights. Another change to an existing service is that, as of the same day, BA serves Buenos Aires (EZE) daily non-stop from Heathrow. The Argentinean capital was previously served with a stop in Sao Paulo. 229-seat 777-200ERs are used on the route. An entirely new route also launched by BA on 27 March is the airline’s return to the Moroccan market; three weekly flights to Marrakech (RAK) from Gatwick. Like the Malaga route, the service is operated with 145-seat 737-400s. Competition comes from easyJet’s 12 weekly flights, Royal Air Maroc’s six and Thomson Airways’ two flights a week. Last time BA served Morocco was in 2008 when the airline dropped the same route as well as services to Casablanca and Fes.
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