British Airways commenced flights from London Gatwick to Gibraltar on 25 May, a route it will operate five times weekly. On hand to greet the inaugural crew and first flight passengers was the Gibraltar Re-Enactment Society.
- British Airways expanded its presence in the Mediterranean region of Europe this week, launching flights on four routes from London to destinations in the southern part of the continent. The oneworld member now offers flights from London Gatwick (LGW) to Gibraltar (GIB), Menorca (MAH) and Palma de Mallorca (PMI), while London Heathrow (LHR) is now linked to Figari (FSC). The 1,323-kilometre link from Heathrow to Corsica will not face direct competition, whereas all three services from Gatwick will go head-to-head with other airlines. The average sector length of the four routes to South Europe from London is 1,411 kilometres. See how Gibraltar Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.
||London Gatwick (LGW)
||easyJet (13), TUI Airways (5), Thomas Cook Airlines (4)
||Palma de Mallorca (PMI)
||easyJet (32), Thomas Cook Airlines (8), TUI Airways (8), Norwegian (6)
||London Heathrow (LHR)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 29 May. WF = Weekly frequencies.