British Airways has commenced a new nonstop service between Fort Lauderdale and London.
The new service will operate four days a week between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and London Gatwick Airport. British Airways already operates from Miami, Tampa and Orlando, and the new service offers Floridians an increased choice of service, airport and flight time, to meet their leisure or business needs.
The new BA service will depart from London Gatwick at 09:25 and arrive at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 13:45, while the BA2168 will leave Fort Lauderdale at 17:00, arriving into Gatwick at 06:30 the next morning. Operated using a three cabin Boeing 777-200ER, the airline will carry 275 customers, 48 in Club World (business), 24 in World Traveller Plus (premium economy); and 203 in World Traveller (economy).
Simon Brooks, senior vice president Sales, North America, said ‘We are really excited to connect Fort Lauderdale to London. With this new service, British Airways now offers more seats to London from Florida than any other airline. We can ensure business travellers and families have the most options to travel to London and throughout Europe.’
‘This new London/Fort Lauderdale route is British Airways’ 25th U.S. destination. It provides more opportunities for travelers to experience the uniqueness and cultures of both regions,’ said Mark Gale, CEO/Director of Aviation, Broward County Aviation Department. ‘We are proud to partner with British Airways, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and our other partners in starting this new service.’
Customers on British Airways services have benefits available that include free baggage allowance and seat allocation. In addition, with a deposit of $10 per person, customers have 72 hours to confirm details with their friends and family, making bookings easier. The airline also provides a ‘Feed Kids First’ service, which ensures that children are served first, allowing parents to enjoy their own meal.
The airline’s ‘Customize Your Trip’ service available online at ba.com allows customers to schedule a multi-destination holiday with flexibility to combine flights in and out of different airports, book multiple hotels and select car rental for any part of their holiday.