British Airways to end 4 Gatwick services and switch 5 to Heathrow

23.6.2009   (Times)

Airline to end Alicante, Krakow, Malta and Palma flights and transfer Barcelona,
Gibraltar, Madrid, Malaga and Pisa flights from 25 October

by Mark Frary

British Airways is to transfer five services from London Gatwick to Heathrow
with the start of its winter schedule. The airline says that its flights to Barcelona,
Gibraltar, Madrid, Malaga and Pisa will switch airports with effect from Sunday
25 October 2009.

BA is transferring passengers on affected flights to alternative flights to and
from Heathrow.

From the same date, the carrier has cancelled services from Gatwick to Alicante,
Krakow, Malta and Palma.     BA will also not operate its Gatwick-Varna flights
this winter although the service will resume again as normal next summer.

Next summer’s flights between Gatwick and Ibiza have also been grounded.   Affected
passengers on all these flights are able to obtain a refund or may book onto alternative

The airline recently announced it planned to end services between London Gatwick and New York JFK.