BA promises ‘premium’ Euroflyer service as short-haul flights return to Gatwick

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By Linsey McNeill
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British Airways resumed international short-haul services from London Gatwick for the first time in two years this morning, with the first flight departing for Larnaca, Cyprus.

It will also fly from Gatwick to Amsterdam, Paphos and Tenerife today.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the airline suspended its European operation at the airport and moved a number of short-haul flights to London Heathrow. 

It said today marked a milestone in its recovery as it finally returns to international short-haul flying from Gatwick.

Initially short-haul flights from Gatwick are being operated by BA, but the airline plans to move services to a new lower cost subsidiary, BA Euroflyer, later in the year

It has not given a date for the launch of the new operation.

BA says the new airline will operate in a similar manner to BA Cityflyer, flying under the British Airways brand ‘and delivering a premium British Airways product’.

BA says Euroflyer will offer the same service, with a generous baggage allowance, free water and snacks, free seat allocation from within 24 hours of departure and frequent flyer benefits. 

All of the airline’s flights will have a Club Europe cabin with those customers offered a premium check-in experience, exclusive lounges and a complimentary meal and bar service on board.

Initially, BA will relaunch 35 routes from Gatwick, but it says it plans to add more later this year.

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