British Airways to increase flights from Gatwick for summer 2014

British Airways is planning to increase its services from Gatwick to some of its most popular destinations for the summer of 2014.

The carrier is planning to add another Boeing 777-200 to its Gatwick fleet next year to offer enhanced services to holidaymakers looking to fly to Florida and the Caribbean. With the additional flight, British Airways will increase its number of flights to Orlando from 10 times weekly to 13, while its St Lucia service will increase from 6 weekly to daily.

An additional flight per week will be operated to Punta Cana, Antigua and Kingston, as they will be served 3, 6 and 4 times weekly respectively.

Peter Simpson, British Airways’ director for Gatwick, said: ‘From next year our customers will be able to fly more often to many of our most popular destinations.

‘Adding an extra Boeing 777 to our Gatwick fleet has enabled us to enhance our fantastic flying schedule by increasing flights to our top leisure destinations, giving our customers even more choice.’ He added: ‘With so much to choose from holiday-makers are spoilt for choice; from our 13 flights a week to Orlando to our brilliant daily service to St Lucia, everyone will get a stunning start to their holidays with British Airways.’

Matt Wood, head of airline relations at London Gatwick, said: ‘We are delighted that British Airways will be basing a tenth Boeing 777 at London Gatwick.

‘This means passengers will now have an even greater choice of when to travel to the most popular leisure destinations across the US and Caribbean.’

The additional aircraft brings the number of British Airways Boeing 777s based at Gatwick up to ten, as well as 18 Boeing 737s, four Airbus A319s and one Airbus A320.

Earlier this month, British Airways also said that it would add an additional flight on its London Heathrow to Mexico City service from October this year.