British Airways flights to Larnaka contributing to its Gatwick growth


British Airways flights to Larnaka from London’s Gatwick Airport are among the many that have contributed to a 40 per cent passenger increase – from 4.4 million to 6.2 million – over the last five years.


Also contributing to British Airways growth from the airport is a 33 per cent route increase, from 52 destinations to 68, with Larnaka among them.


Sean Doyle, Director – Networks, Alliances and Gatwick at British Airways, commented: “We’ve really focused on growing our Gatwick operation in the last five years, investing in new routes, driving punctuality and, thanks to our move to the South Terminal, delivered an improved airport experience.


“Although we have a staunch number of business travellers and destinations from Gatwick, many customers are flying for leisure, often on a BA Holidays trip. They want great prices and punctuality, and are driven by value and choice.”





British Airways’ fleet at Gatwick has also grown over the last five years as the airline has introduced four more Boeing 777s (from nine to 13), increased its A319 fleet from two to 11 and introduced 15 A320s, which replaced 19 Boeing 737s.


“Our new home in the South Terminal is proving very popular with our customers – it’s easy to find, and just a short walk from the train, plus the new premium check-in area, which has been designed with the same look and feel as Heathrow Terminal 5, creates an elegant start to any trip,” continued Doyle.



“We expect customers to start checking-in a little earlier than usual to take advantage of our new lounge, which has 40 per cent more floor-space than its predecessor, sweeping views of the runway, amazing complimentary food and drink, a kidzone area and tonnes of practical features such as power sockets with UK, EU sockets and USB ports, upgraded lounge WiFi and shower suites,” outlined Doyle.


“We plan to carry on growing from Gatwick and will continue to explore and quickly react to any new opportunities, be they destinations or services that we think our customers will love.”