Turkmenistan Prepares Move from Heathrow to London Gatwick

Turkmenistan Prepares Move from Heathrow to London Gatwick
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Turkmenistan Airlines prepares it’s move from London Heathrow (LHR) to Gatwick (LGW) as further information about flights are released.

As per Trend News Agency, this move is expected to take place on April 3, and marks yet another carrier moving to LGW.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

The Move from Heathrow to London Gatwick…

Turkmenistan Prepares Move from Heathrow to London Gatwick
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From April 3, Turkmenistan Airlines will move from London Heathrow and instead provide a once-weekly flight to Gatwick.

Their Boeing 777-200LR aircraft will be used for this route which seats 291 passengers in a 2-class configuration.

T5423 will depart Ashgabat at 1200 local time and arrive into London Gatwick at 1510 local time.

The return, T5424, will depart at 1655 local time, arriving back into Ashgabat at 0300 local time the next morning.

Furthermore, the airline becomes the latest in a list of carriers who have switched over from Heathrow to LGW.

The Airline Joins The List of Those Who Have Done The Same…

Turkmenistan Prepares Move from Heathrow to London Gatwick
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Turkmenistan Airlines joins a list of airlines who have either moved services over or have added to their UK portfolio from London Gatwick.

Air Mauritius is one example, who have moved their operations from Heathrow back in October 2023.

China Southern Airlines is another carrier who have dipped their toes into the LGW market, with Zhengzhou flights.

Singapore Airlines also recently added five weekly flights from London Gatwick, on top of it’s four-daily services from Heathrow.

Also, Air China will be commencing daily services to Beijing from LGW this coming June as well.

Finally, Azerbaijan Airlines are due to add flights from LGW on March 31, with this joining the LHR ops as well.


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In conclusion, London Gatwick is becoming more popular on the international stage, as seen by the recent news from Turkmenistan Airlines.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on how the new transition will go, as well as whether there is scope to expand beyond once-weekly.

LGW is finally beginning to reap the benefits of a very slot-constrained LHR as international carriers continue to grow in the UK.

But for now, let’s see if any other airlines make this choice of moving from London Heathrow.

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