Me and my wife wer due to fly to Gatwick from Hamburg on Thursday afternoon with Eastjet, when we found out LGW has been closed because of the drone. My wife looked at British Airways flights to Heathrow (same day) but they were wanting something ridiculous like £900, so that was a non-starter. Rath...Jump to post
Easyjet have confirmed that Gatwick-Aberdeen route is being dropped as of 08th February 2019. On the 09th of Feb Düsseldorf will be re-launched twice daily (weekdays) and a lower frequency at weekends (total of 11 weekly flights). Article here for anyone interested - https://www.businesstraveller.co...Jump to post
That's quite a long route, almost as long as the London Gatwick - Singapore route they recently gave up. On one hand it's a bit surprising since recently they start every long haul destination out of London Gatwick first and the other hubs later. This one is started out of Madrid. Perhaps because i...Jump to post
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According to Retuers, Norwegian have released a statement confirming the new Rio De Janeiro to Gatwick flights are on sale. Fares starting from £240 one way ($306.22). Flights commence as of 31st March 2019. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-norweg-air-shut-brazil/norwegian-air-to-introduce-its-fir...Jump to post
Wizz Air are are launching a new daily service between Gatwick & Budapest as of 31st March 2019.
https://bbj.hu/business/wizz-air-to-fly ... ing_158024
Ther was a recent thread about various moves between Gatwick & Heathrow in terms of destinations etc.
Just seen a limited length news report on facebook, that flybe will switch Newquay flights from Gatwick to Heathrow. Would probably work ok as long as there’s O&D and scope to feed long haul flights. Something similar appeared on the BBC Radio Cornwall Twitter feed too as well, although no airl...Jump to post
Doncaster Sheffield Airport is to gain a new route to Sanford (Orlando) in 2019. Will be a weekly flight provided by TUI using 787-8 aircraft. Cancun also being added from 2020, again will be a weekly flight using the above aircraft. Hurghada also being added in 2019, again with TUI. https://www.don...Jump to post
I have heard rumours that Air China will shift their Chengdu to London Gatwick service to London Heathrow in S19, as well as China Southern launching daily flights to Beijing Daxing and doubling frequency to Guangzhou. Is any of this true? I'm sure China Eastern would love to operate their 3x weekl...Jump to post
Flybe is adding service from Newquay Airport to London Southend from 2019. Flights due to start off at 5x weekly before being increased to daily.
https://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest- ... announced/
Scandinavian Airlines to launch a new route between Newquay Airport & Copenhagen in summer 2019 (twice weekly on Monday & Fridays)
https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornw ... ct-2088197
Hmm, another potential long haul flight (s) for Gatwick then.
Am I right in thinking the only non-stop flights between London & Brazil are operated by BA and TAM Airlines out of Heathrow?
Last night flight EY18 took a very strange flight path avoiding French and Belgium airspace. any ideas? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ey18#1d6bb397 Could be wrong, but I believe this might be weather related? At Gatwick yesterday we were warned of possible disruption to incoming flight...Jump to post
jamsco99 wrote:Aren't gatwicks a380 gates at the north terminal, whereas DY operates from the south ?
Must admit I was surprised when I saw this. Would have thought Shanghai would be more of a LHR route instead of a LGW one.
Still good to see a new carrier at Gatwick, hope the route works.
I hope the HiFly 380 will have a busy summer bailing out tour operators on IT charters when their own equipment goes tech and backlogs occur. Norwegian Air Shuttle has hired it in to fly passengers between London and New York for the next 3 weeks due to their Boeing 787 engine issues. https://flysm...Jump to post
It's been mentioned to me by a colleague at work that the Buneos Aires route might be on its way out of Gatwick sooner rather than later. Despite the high passenger loads on each flight, Norwegian aren't covering their costs on this particular route due to the low ticket prices on offer etc. The fli...Jump to post
Morning Selsey Bill.
I made reference to this piece of news in the thread below last week (Rest of UK thread)
Primera @ BHX It looks like it is all going to end in tears. Malaga ends 28 October Palma ends first week in September Barcelona - off sale and it appears it is not starting Alicante - off sale and it appears it is not starting Tenerife - off sale and it appears it is not starting Las Palmas - off ...Jump to post
[quote="BHXRunway15"] Primera @ BHX It looks like it is all going to end in tears. Malaga ends 28 October Palma ends first week in September Barcelona - off sale and it appears it is not starting Alicante - off sale and it appears it is not starting Tenerife - off sale and it appears it is...Jump to post
British Airways are adding a seasonal route between Gatwick & Cologne from November (4x weekly). Route will be stopped in March 2019 I believe.
http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/ ... ck-network
Flew GLA-YYZ and back with them, legroom was fine but it’s only three weekly high season and was only 2/3 full. IFE was u/s on the way back but I tend to read. Agree it’s sub par to have both mainline and Rogue to London, they end up cannibalsing their own yields. BA dropping 777 capacity into the ...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] I mentioned this in a seperate thread about this the other week. A member of staff I dealt with through my work at Gatwick, confirmed the route had been dropped in favour of Reykjavik (her words not mine). Gatwick has ample capacity from YYZ as it is, as others have already demonstra...Jump to post
Looks like for summer they are increasing to 5x/week from 3. I assume their loads must be pretty decent to do that, anyone have numbers for these destinations or any of their other European ones? Are they still thinking of moving to LHR? Anyone know who they got their LHR slots from when they first...Jump to post
This OAK flight from LGW might be moved to SFO. Ok I'm curious, is this speculation, or do you know something more? Cheers Ben I haven't heard anything about a BA move to SFO but I have heard from a friend who works for a ground handling company at SFO that Norwegian is looking at running flight op...Jump to post
Also some other changes to note.
Austin and Seattle going seasonal, and Oakland being dropped down to 3x flights per week. Chicago also going down to 4x per week.
https://www.businesstraveller.com/busin ... mpa-route/
It's no secret that DY/DI has subbed out a number of 787s for other aircraft on its long-haul routes with all of the recent RR Trent 1000 engine troubles. I know that there have been a few Wamos Air 747s and A330s (seem to recall them being on EWR-BCN and maybe a few JFK-LGW flights), and I believe...Jump to post
And the winner is Dublin, flights start March 2019 Because of the ADP situation obviously Considering that you state ''obviously'' I suggest that you get it right as it's, APD as in Air Passenger Duty NOT ADP! BTW ADP is not a situation it's a fact of life and it hasn't really affected the ever inc...Jump to post
Maybe the likes of WOW Air or Primera Air might fancy a crack at SEN someday? (the latter for short haul routes to countries like Spain etc).
Just a thought..
I've seen the A310 operate to Gatwick on previous occasions with Air Transat. Not sure if it still does nowadays or whether the flights are all A330 operated?
Asked and answered in an already created thread yesterday - viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1396537&p=20481133#p20481133
msyfly wrote:Does anyone with the access to such information know what's going on with BA 225 today? It's descending and looks like it's headed to Gander.
I really don't understand why people get absolutely plastered/drunk on flights and then think it's fine to become abusive to crew members and other pax. It's good Jet2 have given this individual a lifetime ban, can only hope the idiot concerned doesn't do it again on some other airline in future. BenJump to post
[threeid][/threeid] I wish they'd stop announcing new bloody long haul routes, when they're currently struggling on their LH fleet anyways. Until the chance of HiFly A350's or Wamos 747's on a DY flight has subsided, I'll avoid. A Wamos 747 was used to operate the LGW-JFK flight yesterday (I was at ...Jump to post
I started off a seperate thread about this very topic on Thursday morning when the news was announced
Mods - that's the 3rd thread to appear about this topic, you may wish to merge/lock one of the threads?
Primera Air reported to have axed transatlantic flights from Birmingham to the USA & Canada for 2018 due to problems with delivery of new aircraft according to the article below (see link). They will look to commence ops in 2019 when the new planes are scheduled for delivery. http://www.travelwe...Jump to post
People can dream I guess but that's all it will ever be you would think.
I think Ethiopian chose to launch Manchester instead. As for the new China flights, is it not the Air China service to Chengdu, which has been announced? The Ethiopian info was passed to me by a senior colleague who deals with this sort of thing at Gatwick so can only on what he mentioned. With the...Jump to post
I was passing through LGW this afternoon, and once again they have updated the signs at the shuttle station heading from South to North... I don’t believe I imagined it, but it appears Ethiopian has appeared and will be operating from the North Terminal. Schedules don't show ET flying into LGW thro...Jump to post