Tuesday, July 16, 2024
London Gatwick announces 51 flights per week to the USA during peak booking period

London Gatwick announces 51 flights per week to the USA during peak booking period

Passengers travelling to the USA from Gatwick Airport can now choose from 51 flights per week to popular destinations including New York, Orlando, Boston and Tampa.

The increased transatlantic schedule – as JetBlue adds a second daily flight to New York from 31 October – comes in time for the peak booking period ahead of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season.

This means London Gatwick passengers will now have even more choice when heading stateside, whether to enjoy New York’s world-famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, sample the Black Friday sales, the city’s multitude of Christmas markets or legendary Rockefeller Centre ice rink – or treat the family to a once-in-a-lifetime festive trip to Disney World in Orlando.

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JetBlue’s second daily New York flight complements its daily Boston service, while British Airways and Norse Atlantic also fly daily to the Big Apple. Passengers can also fly with BA to destinations including Orlando (11 times per week) and Tampa (five times per week).

Last month, Gatwick announced Delta Air Lines would be returning to the airport from next April, with daily flights to New York JFK.

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“We are delighted to be building back our popular connections to North America post the pandemic. It’s exciting to be able to offer passengers more choice once again, when travelling between Gatwick and the USA,” Stephanie Wear, VP of Aviation Development, Gatwick Airport said.

“We are already seeing huge demand for JetBlue’s Boston route which launched in August, while four daily options to New York speaks for itself. Both Orlando and Tampa are fantastic options for families, especially with Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebrations ongoing, and we hope to be welcoming more flights to US destinations very soon,” Wear added.

“We are thrilled to see travel between the UK and USA bouncing back post covid. The USA has always been hugely popular with holiday makers and families from the UK. There is so much on offer to see and do for every type of vacationer,” Sky Crockford, Visit USA, said.

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Edward Hardy

Having become a journalist after university, Edward Hardy has been a reporter and editor at some of the world's leading publications and news sites. In 2022, he became Air Cargo Week's Editor. Got news to share? Contact me on Edward.Hardy@AirCargoWeek.com

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