4 SEPTEMBER 2017
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Two new transatlantic routes are joining the British Airways schedule at Gatwick next summer, with Toronto taking to the air from 1 May with three flights a week and Las Vegas returning with three flights a week from 27 March.
The Toronto service will be the airline’s first flight to Canada from Gatwick and follows the recent introduction of new long-haul routes to the US cities of Oakland in California and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
BA also operates to Las Vegas from Heathrow, but BA said the route is in high enough demand to justify offering a service from the two biggest London airports to give customers access to more seats and choice of departure places.
The additional two destinations take the number of new BA routes introduced at Gatwick in 2017 to six and the total number of routes flying from the airport to 71, of which 24 are long-haul and 47 short-haul.
BA’s expansion at the airport follows the airline’s move at the start of this year into newly-installed modern facilities at the South Terminal, including a sophisticated new lounge area for Club World passengers as part of the airline’s multi-million pound improvement programme.
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