British Airways will now be running a service from Manchester to Gatwick.
After a break of eight years British Airways will recommence their service connecting Manchester to London.
Holidaymakers and commuters will be happy to hear the latest news coming out of BA.
The Manchester to Gatwick service, which has recently appeared on the air travel giant’s website, will connect to onward services for those long-haul fliers.
While it’s currently only operating on a once daily basis, it is hoped the airline will add more times to its schedule as demand grows.
The new flight will operate as below initially:
- BA2509 Manchester-Gatwick 0700-0815 (Timings are 10 mins later on Tuesdays)
- BA2508 Gatwick-Manchester 0945-1055 (Timings are 10 mins later on Mondays and Fridays)
The service was ended in 2013 with the airline citing a lack of interest for removing it from their roster. Many believe this dip in interest was down to the improved train service from the capital to the north via Virgin Trains (now Avanti West Coast).
Now the government’s COVID battling tier system has meant international travel has been given the green light, this new flight service will surely come as a welcome change to Caribbean and Indian Ocean holidaymakers. As previous journeys to Gatwick from Northern territories were under taken via rail or car.
It will undoubtedly come as good news for those family members who have to drive holidaymakers to the airport. However, one main criticism may be the added cost to travelling with an added plane flight attached to journey as opposed to driving and parking at the airport.
A BA spokesperson said of the change:
We are pleased to introduce this daily service between Manchester and London Gatwick which will allow customers easier access to our long-haul destinations from Gatwick.
If you’re thinking of trying out the new service as part of your next break then make sure you’re across all of the latest Coronavirus safety measure in airports.