London Gatwick route returns to Aberdeen International Airport with easyJet
Domestic flights from Aberdeen to London Gatwick returned on 1 May 2021 with easyJet. The route increases direct connectivity between the North East of Scotland and London, joining easyJet’s existing route between Aberdeen and London Luton which is also due to restart in the coming months.
The service will initially be three times a week and operate year-round, with a view to increasing its frequency subject to demand. Travellers and the business community welcomed the relaunch.
“It is great to see easyJet reinstate the popular Gatwick route at Aberdeen International Airport,” said Mark Beveridge, Operations Director, Aberdeen International Airport. “Bringing back business safely is a key priority at our airports and travel to Gatwick will help strengthen Aberdeen’s connectivity with London, providing options on a city break or the chance to enjoy the south coast. This also provides opportunity for people to come see the best Scotland has to offer, using Aberdeen as the gateway to launch your highland adventure.”
Ali Gayward, UK Country Manager, easyJet, said: “We are delighted to be relaunching our service between London Gatwick and Aberdeen and further strengthen our domestic network, providing more key connectivity for our customers in the UK. We are proud to be the largest airline in Scotland and remain committed to offering our customers great value fares and more choice when they fly with us.”
Chris Foy, Chief Executive, VisitAberdeenshire, added: “The return of the London Gatwick route back to Aberdeen International Airport is hugely positive, as potential visitors look at alternative destinations for a great escape this summer. The north-east of Scotland’s majestic scenery, world-class food and drink and incredible galleries and museums are above and beyond, making our corner of Scotland an ideal destination for staycations for those living in the south of England.”