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Gatwick flight announcements

There’s great news on the Gatwick flight front this month with the announcement of several new routes and increased frequencies on others.

This October the following announcements were made about new services from Gatwick:

  • British Airways
    BA announced it will operate daily flights to Malta from March 2014 – five years after they ceased flights to the island.

    Unfortunately, the airline cancelled its services between Gatwick and Tunis on 25 October.
     
  • easyJet
    easyJet has announced it will fly twice daily (weekdays) between Gatwick and the Isle of Man from next March. The increase in service will help fill the void created by Flybe’s withdrawal from Gatwick next March after selling all its take-off and landing slots to easyJet.

    easyJet also announced:
    • Gatwick to Jersey flights starting 30 March 2014
    • Gatwick to Newcastle flights commencing 30 March 2014
    • Gatwick to Paris, Charles De Gaulle from 30 March 2014
    • Gatwick to Brest in Brittany commence 12 July 2014
       
    easyJet has also added flights to Bucharest for the winter season. Flights, which started on 17 October, will operate four times per week (Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays).

    easyJet's decision to open a new base at Naples airport will see the airline increase the frequency of its Gatwick to Naples flights to twice a day from spring 2014.
     
  • Kalahari Airways
    Botswana-based airline Kalahari Airways is expected to launch daily flights from Gatwick to Cape Town next year.
     
  • Norwegian
    Norwegian has announced the launch of three services to the USA for summer 2014:
    • New York (JFK) – three times weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) from 3 July 2014 

    • Los Angeles – twice –weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays) from 2 July 2014
    • Fort Lauderdale - twice weekly (Mondays and Fridays) from 4 July 2014 

       
    Norwegian is also adding five European destinations:
    • Santorini
    • Corfu
    • Sicily (Catania)
    • Cyprus
       
    The airline is also increasing frequencies to Malaga, Ibiza, Split, Dubrovnik, Majorca, Faro, Tenerife, Copenhagen and Barcelona.
     
  • Monarch
    Monarch has announced the following new services from Gatwick:
    • Flights to Nice will operate five times per week (Thursday through to Monday)
    • Flights to Enfidha in Tunisia will operate twice a week Gatwick to Agadir flights will operate twice weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays)
    • Twice weekly flights to Hurghada (Tuesday and Friday) from 2nd May 2014.
       
  • Gatwick to Newquay services
    There’s some optimism in the air over services between Gatwick and Newquay after Flybe’s decision to withdraw from Gatwick and easyJet decision to axe the route.

    It appears that the Government has agreed ‘in principle’ to help maintain the service, with possible funding from the Public Service Obligation (PSO).

    Imposing a PSO on the Gatwick to Newquay route would ensure the route would be subsidized by the government for four years.