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Gatwick Flight News – November 2015

Read what's happening at Gatwick with the latest news on Gatwick flights for November 2015.

British Airways
New York: British Airways is resuming its Gatwick to New York flights seven years after it cancelled them.

Daily flights will commence on 1 May 2016.

BA’s North Terminal lounge: will close in January ahead of preparations for the airline to move all its flights to Gatwick's South Terminal in November 2016.

BA passengers will have access to the No.1 Traveller lounge from January until November 2016.

Caribbean Airlines
Caribbean Airlines’ Gatwick to Trinidad flights will cease operation on 10 January 2016, three years after they first started.

easyJet
Inverness: easyJet is set increasing the number of flights between Gatwick and Inverness next spring. The airline, which currently operates two flights per day to Inverness, will add a third flight on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays from 27 March 2016.

Summer 2016 services: easyJet has launched its summer 2016 schedule which includes more than 26,000 flights to and from Gatwick.

Norweigen Air
Non-stop flights to San Juan, Puerto Rico launch today, 4 November, operating twice weekly - Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Pegasus Airlines
Pegasus Airlines will begin operating flights to Eilat from Gatwick Airport. Flights will operate three times per week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays) via Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen to Eilat Ovda Airport from 1 December.

WestJet
Canadian airline Westjet is set to launch flights from Gatwick to six Canadian cities next spring. Destinations have yet to be announced.

Passport Control
Gatwick has launched a Premium Passport Control service designed to speed up arrivals into Gatwick. The service is available to all passengers but limited to a maximum of 50 passengers per hour and costs £12.50 per person.

Bookings must be made at least 24 hours prior to landing at Gatwick and can be made up to three months before at http://premium.gatwickairport.com/en/default.aspx

Bag Drop
Gatwick has opened the first phase of its self-service bag zone in the North Terminal, this October. The 28 self-service units will allow passengers to weigh their luggage, print their own luggage label and load it onto the baggage sorting system - a process that should take less than two minutes.

The second Phase will open in April 2016 and take the number of self-service bag drops to 48, allowing 4,350 passengers per hour to use the units.