British Airways adds five new short-haul routes to Gatwick network

Close-up of a BA Euroflyer aircraft parked on the ramp.
Photo Credit: British Airways

LONDON – British Airways’ Gatwick-based subsidiary, BA Euroflyer, has added five new services to its short-haul route network.

The five summer routes

The airline will now support services to services Montpellier, Corfu, Mykonos and Innsbruck in addition to a new summer Salzburg service.

Montpellier, in the south of France, is a new addition to British Airways’ network, and is scheduled to operate three times a week through the summer from 27 May 2023.

The service to Mykonos bolsters the existing summer routes from London Heathrow and London City, while Corfu is in addition to the existing London Heathrow service.

Innsbruck sees an addition of eight new weekly flights in the winter season, which complements the current six times weekly service from London Heathrow.

BA Euroflyer’s summer service to Salzburg will complement the existing winter services from London Gatwick and London Heathrow.

The airline has also put its short-haul Gatwick winter schedule on sale today, offering 21 destinations to customers looking to book winter holidays and city breaks. Ski hotspots include Geneva and Turin, while winter sun destinations include Tenerife and Lanzarote.

Tom Stoddart, Acting CEO of BA Euroflyer, said: “It is exciting to see our short-haul schedule at Gatwick grow.”

“These additional routes are to a broad range of destinations that will suit all manner of travellers from beach lovers and skiers to explorers and adventurers. We have something for everyone departing from London Gatwick.”

BA Euroflyer AOC approval

The announcement of new routes follows recent news that BA Euroflyer received its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

This affectively allows it to operate as a subsidiary airline in a similar manner to the company’s existing subsidiary, BA Cityflyer, flying under the British Airways brand and delivering the renowned premium British Airways service.

The issuance of the individual Air Operator’s Certificate and Operating Licence for BA Euroflyer in early December 2022 saw the airline begin the transition of aircraft, flight crew and cabin crew to the wholly owned subsidiary, which is based at London Gatwick.

Gatwick operations

Flying to nearly 40 destinations throughout the year, British Airways is the only airline based at Gatwick to offer both business and economy cabins on all short-haul flights.

Customers flying from Gatwick with the subsidiary airline will essentially receive the same level of service as mainline British Airways flights.

This includes a generous baggage allowance, free water and snacks, free seat selection at -24 hours and frequent flyer benefits such as lounge access.

Customers flying in Club Europe (business class) enjoy a premium check-in area, lounge access and a complimentary gourmet meal and bar service on board.

BA Euroflyer has plans to operate from London Gatwick to more than 30 destinations in Summer 2023.

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