28 MARCH 2022
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Passengers using Gatwick Airport can now choose from a range of more than 30 long-haul destinations this summer, including Bangkok, Islamabad and Quebec, following the reopening of the airport’s South Terminal yesterday (27 March).
Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, is among several carriers providing new long-haul services from Gatwick in the coming months, as it fully launches its three-weekly service to Bangkok (with onward connection to Singapore).
Norse Atlantic became Gatwick’s latest new airline, when it announced it would be launching affordable, long-haul routes this summer, having secured slots at the airport.
Air Transat will begin flying from Gatwick to Montreal and Quebec City from 2 and 11 May respectively. The new route to Quebec will be the only direct flight operating between London and the Canadian city.
British Airways has also added a daily service to Islamabad to its Gatwick operations from yesterday (27 March) and is restarting its New York service from 28 May, while Qatar Airways will resume its daily flight to Doha from Gatwick on 5 June.
Tickets to a wide range of other long-haul destinations from Gatwick, operated by BA, Tui, WestJet and Air Transat, are also on sale, including Tampa, Phuket, Mauritius and Doha, as well as destinations across Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico, including Toronto, Vancouver, Cancun, Antigua and Jamaica.
Stephanie Wear, VP of Aviation Development at Gatwick Airport, commented: “Adding the likes of Bangkok, Quebec, Montreal and Islamabad to the fantastic selection of long-haul routes from Gatwick is great news for our passengers, including tourists and businesses across the south-east.
Passengers travelling through Gatwick Airport will also now be able to take advantage of Vodafone’s next generation 5G mobile network across both North and South Terminals, as the airport becomes the first in the UK to offer the service.
Current Gatwick long-haul routes
|Antigua And Barbuda
|Boa Vista (Rabil)
|Ilha Do Sal
|New York (JFK)
|Port of Spain
|Trinidad and Tobago
|Turks and Caicos Islands
|San Jose (Juan Santamaria)
|St Kitts - Nevis
|St Lucia (Hewanorra)
|Trinidad And Tobago
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Janice Jones, Crawley
Can someone please update me on the Norse situation? We would like to again visit New York and our family this summer but prices being shown by British Airways and the other Heathrow airlines are very high, and likewise JetBlue from Gatwick.