Gatwick flight news November 2014
It looks like we are going to see even more choice of destinations from Gatwick.
Here's a look at the airlines and flight announcements made in November:
- AirAsia X
Could we be seeing a return of Gatwick to Kuala Lumpur flights?
It certainly looks a probability after the airline’s chief executive, Tony Fernandes, announced on Twitter that:
“I am pleased to announce that the reopening of Kl London is definitely on the cards. Will be discussion with Boris Johnson next week.”
AirAsia X started flying from Gatwick in October 2011, however, axed the service six months later blaming high fuel prices, Air Passenger Duty (APD) and the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) as reasons for its withdrawal.
- British Airways
British Airways is set to launch Gatwick to Sharm el Sheikh flights next year.
A twice-weekly service (Mondays and Thursdays) will launch on 14 September 2015.
- La Compagnie
Travel Weekly has suggested that French all-business airline La Compagnie is looking to secure runway slots at Gatwick.
The airline currently operates a six-times-weekly service to Newark from Paris.
- Qatar Airways
Rumours suggest Qatar Airways could reinstate flights from Gatwick four years after its withdrawal.
It’s thought the airline may launch Gatwick to Doha flights next May. Watch this space for more information.
- Thomas Cook
Thomas Cook will next year begin new flights to Reno from Gatwick.
Flights will operate twice weekly from 19 December 2015 until 9 April 2016 serving skiers travelling to Lake Tahoe and gamblers heading for the casinos at Reno.
- Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Atlantic will resume Gatwick to Tobago flights next spring.
From March 2015, the airline will operate weekly flights (Sundays) to the southern Caribbean island via St Lucia.
From October 2015, the start of the winter season, flights will be increased to two per week – Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Flights will operate using an A330-300 aircraft with 33 Upper Class, 48 Premium Economy and 185 Economy seats.