British Airways makes Limoges its third French route from Gatwick

British Airways starts London Gatwick to Limoges service.

Passengers on the inaugural BA flight from London Gatwick disembarking at a sunny Limoges Airport on 28 May. The four times weekly service operates until 17 September and faces no direct competition.

  • British Airways has added a new French, seasonal service to its London Gatwick (LGW) operations. On 28 May, despite the well-publicised operational problems the airline had suffered the day before, the oneworld carrier launched service to Limoges (LIG) in France. The 595-kilometre service will operate four times weekly until 17 September. While there is no direct competition on the route, Ryanair offers seasonal service from London Stansted (10 times weekly) while Flybe offers six weekly flights from Southampton which is only 85 kilometres from Gatwick. In total this summer British Airways will serve 55 destinations non-stop from Gatwick with just over 500 weekly departures. This includes two other destinations in France, Bordeaux and Nice. Last year Limoges handled 292,000 passengers, the same as in the previous year.

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