British Airways returns to JFK from Gatwick

British Airways’ London Gatwick to New York JFK

London Gatwick this week, most significantly to New York JFK

Where you flying to again? The Big what? British Airways has launched two long-haul services from London Gatwick this week, most significantly to New York JFK, as it is a resumption of a route which was last flown in 2009. anna.aero’s data elves swapped their spreadsheets for spatulas to bake this Big Apple-tastic cake for the route. Additionally the airline commenced twice-weekly services to San Jose in Costa Rica on 27 April.

The long drive to Bergerac from this part of London becomes a thing of the past, and was celebrated

The long drive to Bergerac from this part of London becomes a thing of the past, and was celebrated by: Anne Doyere, Head of Sales UK, Ireland & Netherlands, London City Airport; Kristina Phillips, British Airways Performance Manager; Lucy Barnett, British Airways, Cabin Crew Member; Rafael Gallard, British Airways Performance Manager; and Luke Hayhoe, British Airways GM Commercial and Customer at London City.

Don’t worry, this cake is not to scale, there is more to Menorca than just a runway! Cutting the cake along with the crew on the first British Airways flight from London Heathrow to Menorca were: Xavier Serrano, British Airways Customer Service Manager, Barcelona & Balearics; Tomás Melgar, Menorca Airport Director; and María Sellarés, Tourism Counsellor, Consell de Menorca.

  • British Airways has started seven new services from its three biggest bases (if you exclude Comair flights flown under the BA code from Johannesburg) in terms of weekly seats – namely its London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW) and London City (LCY) operations. Two are new long-haul connections, including the resumption of services to New York JFK (JFK) from Gatwick, an airport pair last flown in 2009, along with San Jose in Costa Rica, with the remaining five being split across destinations in France, Greece and Spain. The oneworld carrier now offers nearly 19,000 weekly seats to JFK, and the US airport is only beaten in terms of weekly capacity by the four airports mentioned above, as well as Edinburgh. See how Menorca Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
1 May London City (LCY) Bergerac (EGC) EQV (3)
London Gatwick (LGW) New York JFK (JFK) B772 (7) Norwegian (7)
27 Apr San Jose (SJO) B772 (2)
1 May London Heathrow (LHR) Biarritz (BIQ) A319 (2)
30 Apr Chania (CHQ) A320 (2)
Kalamata (KLX)
29 Apr Menorca (MAH) A32S (4)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 3 May 2016.

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