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Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

BA to move Gatwick short-haul flights to Heathrow






 


British Airways is shifting all its short-haul flights from Gatwick to Heathrow until September.

The airline said only a 'small number' of long-haul flights will operate from Gatwick from mid-July.

A spokeswoman said: "Throughout July and August, we'll be consolidating our Gatwick and Heathrow short-haul flying to operate from our Heathrow base."

It was revealed in April that BA was considering pulling out of Gatwick altogether.

The airline is looking at cutting costs and shedding 12,000 jobs.


The spokeswoman said moving the majority of its summer flights from Gatwick to Heathrow would be more cost efficient.

"We're proactively letting customers know and recommend checking their booking on ba.com prior to travel," she said.


Virgin Atlantic is also considering moving flights from Gatwick to Heathrow.

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  • Surely just protecting LHR slots

    With the use it or lose it system , it is fairly obvious that BA are only interested in retaining their slots at Heathrow. Presumably taking on EZY at LGW was too much of a task for the BA management . Of course it is only the short haul they are moving at this time.

    By barry keating, Friday, July 3, 2020

  • All well and good...but...

    Its all very well moving flights, but when the outbound has moved to LHR and inbound still at LGW it means unable to leave the car at the departing airport when returning to another airport..No compensation/help...Will have to change travel plans and take taxis which will incur extra expense..Thanks BA..love you to !!!

    By Martin Priestnall, Friday, July 3, 2020

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