London Gatwick Now Has 50 Long-Haul Destinations

London Gatwick Now Has 50 Long-Haul Destinations
Photo Credit: Gatwick Airport.

Did you know London Gatwick has just hit 50 long-haul destinations? Ethiopian Airlines have just announced services from Addis Ababa to make this a reality.

From November 21, this will become more of a reality as the carrier will operate three flights per week to the airport.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Ethiopian Airlines’ Addis Ababa: 50th Long-Haul Route for London Gatwick…

London Gatwick Now Has 50 Long-Haul Destinations
Photo Credit: Kyle Hayes/AviationSource

The Ethiopian Airlines route launch to Addis Ababa from London Gatwick will also complement the following long-haul routes that have launched or are due to begin:

  • Norse Atlantic launched five new U.S. routes earlier this year – Miami & Boston operations are expected to begin in September, with Kingston, Montego Bay & Bridgtown in October.
  • British Airways will launch services to Accra in October, following new flights to Las Vegas & Vancouver earlier this year.
  • Air Mauritius will begin services from the Maldives to London Gatwick in October also.


Commenting on this was Jonathan Pollard, the Chief Commercial Officer for the airport:

“Returning to 50 long-haul routes is a milestone moment for London Gatwick.”

“While we’re delighted to offer passengers such an expansive range of short-haul routes across Europe, we’re also proud to provide connections to an increasing range of destinations around the world. 

“These services are vital not only for offering people across London and the South East an excellent choice of holiday locations, or for visiting family and friends, but also for supporting local and regional businesses.”

“Whether that’s outbound trade or inbound tourism, growing London Gatwick’s long-haul network is crucial for economic opportunities across the region. 

“We look forward to welcoming Ethiopian Airlines to London Gatwick.”

“This is the latest in a number of carriers looking to operate long-haul routes from Gatwick, which further highlights the strong demand for slots at our airport.” 

Overall, this is a major milestone for London Gatwick as it continues on its path to continued recovery and growth.

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