28 MARCH 2022


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Article from BTNews 28 MARCH 2022

Gatwick passengers long-haul choices

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

Airport Country
Antigua  Antigua And Barbuda 
Baghdad  Iraq 
Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi)  Thailand 
Banjul  Gambia 
Boa Vista (Rabil)  Cape Verde 
Bridgetown  Barbados 
Calgary  Canada 
Cancun  Mexico 
Doha  Qatar 
Dubai  UAE 
Grenada  Grenada 
Ilha Do Sal  Cape Verde 
Kingston  Jamaica 
Liberia  Costa Rica 
Mauritius  Mauritius 
Montego Bay  Jamaica 
New York (JFK)  USA 
Orlando  USA 
Phuket  Thailand 
Port of Spain  Trinidad and Tobago 
Providenciales  Turks and Caicos Islands 
Puerto Vallarta  Mexico 
Punta Cana  Dominican Republic 
San Jose (Juan Santamaria)  Costa Rica 
Singapore (Changi)  Singapore 
St Kitts  St Kitts - Nevis 
St Lucia (Hewanorra)  St Lucia 
Sulaymaniyah  Iraq 
Tampa  USA 
Tobago  Trinidad And Tobago 
Toronto  Canada 

Forthcoming Gatwick long-haul routes

Airport Country Start Date
Aruba Aruba 04/05/2022
Halifax Canada  01/05/2022
Islamabad Pakistan  27/03/2022
Montreal (Dorval) Canada  01/05/2022
Orlando (Melbourne) Pakistan  28/03/2022
Quebec Canada  11/05/2022
Vancouver Canada  01/05/2022

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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.