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Article from BTNews 11 OCTOBER 2021

Gatwick and British Airways *

In spite of a much-publicised policy to move out of Gatwick Airport, British Airways (BA) looks like reversing the decision.

See BTN 27 September BA abandons Gatwick short-haul.

It will however have to move quickly with most airlines already selling the summer season of 2022.  BA has been at Gatwick since the British Caledonian takeover in 1987.  In recent years it has operated from the South rather than North Terminal.   

Key to the change of mind is BALPA, the pilot union, who says that it has concluded an agreement with BA over pay and conditions.

BA issued a statement which indicated that the British Airways brand might not be used.

“We will now further develop our proposal to provide a full-service short-haul subsidiary operation at Gatwick, offering competitive fares to our customers,” the airline said in a statement.

“We will continue discussions with our colleagues, trade unions, suppliers and other stakeholders, following this positive result, and if we can agree a way forward with all parties, we would hope to begin operations next summer.”

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www.gatwickairport.com

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Peter Philips, Crawley

I fear BA has lost the momentum for Gatwick. The airline is lack lustre!


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