BA moves Malaga flights to Gatwick

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 19:53 by Aviation Correspondent

British Airways flights to Malaga from Heathrow have been shifted to Gatwick airport. From June the frequency to the Spanish city would also be doubled to, four daily flights on some days or 27 flights per week. From November onwards flights to Mauritius will also be moved to Gatwick from Heathrow.
Malaga is the portal to sun resorts, beautiful beaches, nature reserves and landmarks and museums. Malaga is also known as the golf capital of Spain.
Gatwick Airport last saw flights to Malaga during the summer of 2009. There would also be new flights to Marrakech from Gatwick starting March 27. BA which announced the route last November would be competing directly against budget carriers.
British Airways stated that they were glad to increase the number of services to Malaga and move the base to Gatwick. British Airways have an excellent short-haul network from Gatwick.

Travelers from Gatwick Airport can now look forward to exciting destinations in Europe, including Thessaloniki, Venice and Bordeaux.

British Airways offers a wide range of hotels to suit all kinds of travelers. Malaga is the perfect gateway to the Andalucía region. British Airways offers car rental service in Malaga through Avis.

The move means that BA is serving 29 European destinations from the airport out of a total of 47 and expects to carry more than 4.5 million passengers a year.
British Airways is raising the frequencies to Caribbean this summer and also increasing flights to Pisa from 7 per week to 14 per week.

British Airways will also inaugurate a new route between London and San Diego, beginning on June 1. The daily flight will be the only route between Europe and the southern California city.

The national carrier of UK said that they were thinking to resume services at Tokyo’s Haneda airport as soon as possible after shifting all flights to Narita airport due to scheduling difficulties after the massive earthquake in Japan.
British Airways cabin crew’s union, Unite, announced on Monday that it would strike again in 2011. Dates for the strike have not been set, but according to the union the industrial action was supported by 83 percent of the 6,981 who voted.

British Airways is the largest airline in the UK based on fleet size and international flights and is a founding member of the Oneworld Alliance. BA operates a fleet of 233 aircrafts, serving 169 destinations.