Gatwick announces 51 flights a week to US for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays
Passengers travelling to the US from Gatwick Airport can now choose from 51 flights per week to destinations including New York, Orlando, Boston and Tampa. The increased transatlantic schedule – as JetBlue adds a second daily flight to New York from 31 October – comes in time for the peak booking period ahead of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.
JetBlue’s second daily New York flight complements its daily Boston service, while British Airways and Norse Atlantic also fly daily to the Big Apple. Passengers can also fly with BA to destinations including Orlando (11 times per week) and Tampa (five times per week).
Last month, Gatwick announced Delta Air Lines would be returning to the airport from next April, with daily flights to New York JFK.
“We are delighted to be building back our popular connections to North America post the pandemic,” said Stephanie Wear, VP of Aviation Development, Gatwick Airport. “It’s exciting to be able to offer passengers more choice once again, when travelling between Gatwick and the USA. We are already seeing huge demand for JetBlue’s Boston route which launched in August, while four daily options to New York speaks for itself. Both Orlando and Tampa are fantastic options for families, especially with Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebrations ongoing, and we hope to be welcoming more flights to US destinations very soon.”
Sky Crockford, Visit USA, commented: “We are thrilled to see travel between the UK and USA bouncing back post-COVID. The USA has always been hugely popular with holidaymakers and families from the UK. There is so much on offer to see and do for every type of vacationer.”