4 APRIL 2022


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Article from BTNews 4 APRIL 2022

BA Gatwick check-in *

After two years British Airways (BA) has returned to international short-haul flying from Gatwick South.

To mark its arrival South, BA has shown off its new dedicated World Traveller Plus check-in zone which is available for customers flying on a long-haul service with the airline.

The new zone which sits alongside the airline’s Club World desks gives those travelling in its World Traveller Plus cabin (premium economy) an exclusive check-in experience. They will shortly be rolled out at Heathrow, followed by the rest of the BA network.

BA has also reopened its lounges at Gatwick South but travellers should note they are not that easy to find, the check-in staff always helpful, the signage once past security not that helpful.    

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the airline suspended its European operation at Gatwick Airport, moving a number of flights over to Heathrow.

Initially services will operate under the British Airways Air Operators Certificate (AOC), before moving operations to a new BA-branded subsidiary, Euroflyer later in the year.

The new airline will operate in a similar manner to the company’s existing subsidiary BA Cityflyer, flying under the British Airways brand.

In total, customers will have the choice of 35 Gatwick destinations, before more are added later this year.

Tom Stoddart, Acting CEO BA Euroflyer, said: “I am really proud of what we have created at Gatwick, we have an excellent team with lots of new and exciting talent. I am looking forward in anticipation to see our newest subsidiary grow, adding new routes and providing customers with more options to get away on holiday with a premium British Airways service”.

All of the airline’s services will have a Club Europe (business class) cabin, setting it apart from its no frills competitors. Customers flying in this cabin will have access to a premium check-in experience, exclusive lounges and a complimentary gourmet meal and bar service on board.

Customers in the airline’s Euro Traveller (economy) cabin will be able to purchase food before travel which will include fresh options from Tom Kerridge as part of the airline’s ‘Speedbird Café’ menu and / or order ambient products and drinks on board via their mobile phone.  


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