British Airways adds more sunshine routes to Gatwick schedule

British Airways has announced the addition of three new routes to its 2015 Gatwick schedule.

The airlines has introduced routes to Seville in Spain, Funchal in Madeira and Las Palmas in Gran Canaria – offering holidaymakers more sun spots for the coming season. An assortment of A319 and A320 aircraft will serve the three destinations from Gatwick.

The new routes are all available for booking, and the first flights will take to the skies from March 2015. The news follows the announcement of eight other new Gatwick routes, taking the total number of destinations that British Airways flies to from Gatwick to over 50 for summer 2015.

From December 2014, new winter sun and ski destinations will include Fuerteventura, Friedrichshafen and Grenoble. Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands will fly from December 13 this year, while other sunshine routes launching for summer 2015 will include Cagliari in Sardinia, Heraklion in Crete, Rhodes in Greece and Bodrum and Dalaman in Turkey.

Colm Lacy, British Airways’ Head of Commercial for Gatwick, said: ‘We’re delighted to be offering our customers more choices to popular holiday hot-spots. With so many new routes from Gatwick, our customers will have greater choice with even more value-for-money holidays to choose from, whether it’s a family break or a short weekend trip away.’

‘In addition to the new routes, we are also responding to customer demand and now offer our customers day-trip and hand baggage only fares starting from £39 each-way, based on a return fare.’

British Airways flights also include free online check-in and seat selection 24 hours prior to departure, and in-flight refreshments. The airline is investing more than £5bn in new aircraft, smarter cabins, new lounges, and technologies to improve the experience both in the air and on the ground.