the newsletter for travellers using London Gatwick Airport
The vibrant city of Abu Dhabi tops the list of
new destinations from Gatwick and the route is
being operated by the prestigious new national
airline of the United Arab Emirates - Etihad
Airways. Qatar Airways also launches a new
route on 26 November from Gatwick to Doha.
The Caribbean is always a popular winter
destination and Excelairways is launching
three Caribbean routes in November to
Antigua, Barbados and St. Lucia.
British Airways flies to more European
destinations from Gatwick than any other
carrier, and will be operating three new routes.
Flights to Zurich start on 30 October and from
March 2005 the airline will fly to Split in
Croatia, Thessalonica in Greece, and Vilnius in
Lithuania from 27 March. Fez in Morocco
commences on 02 November and Heraklion in
Crete on 3 May, both flights operated by BA’s
franchise partner, GB Airways.
Another new low-cost airline, Helvetic Airways,
has started daily flights to Zurich and easyJet is
adding four new European routes - Budapest,
Cologne, Rome and Venice, as well as daily
operations to Cork, Knock and Shannon from
28 January. Almeria and Valencia will be
available from 01 March which will make a
total of 29 easyJet routes from Gatwick - more
than any other UK airport.
Prague is a favourite city break destination and
a new double-daily service starts from 31
October operated by CSA Czech Airlines, and
a new airline called Smartwings also starts
operating a daily service to Prague on the
same date. See inside for full details of new
operators and routes, with contact details.
Commenting on this winter’s schedule and
new airport facilities, Paul Griffiths, BAA
Gatwick’s deputy managing director, said “It’s
all good news for Gatwick. We’re delighted to
welcome new airlines and new destinations to
our network.” Paul, currently Gatwick’s deputy
managing director, will succeed Roger Cato as
chairman and managing director from
A warm welcome from London G