British Airway’s first service between Gatwick and Canada will take off next week
British flag carrier BA is about to launch their first line between Toronto and Gatwick. The route, that will start to operate on May 1, will connect London Gatwick airport with Ontario’s capital three times a week.
The BA2271 flight from Gatwick is schedule to lift off at 11:35 am and arrive in Toronto at 2.25 pm, giving the passengers an opportunity to “explore the city or attend business meetings”.
The inbound flight will operate during the night, departing from Toronto at 7.50 pm and landing in Gatwick at 7.55 am the next day.
“It’s exciting to be adding another new destination to our Gatwick schedule which will appeal to business and leisure travellers. It’s the latest development in an exciting time for our Gatwick operation,” said Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliance.
For the newly established route, British Airways will use their upgraded Boeing 777 with premium economy and economy seats, as last month, the carrier revealed the new World Traveller Plus and World Traveller seats in the 777 cabins, that are supposed to operate routes only out of Gatwick.
“The roll out of aircraft with refreshed interiors will further improve the quality service we offer, while the larger World Traveller Plus cabin will give customers even more choice on how they want to travel,” Doyle added.
“As the number of aircraft with the new cabins increases, the number of times these aircraft operate on the Toronto route will also rise.”
Since 2012, British Airways have increased the number of routes they operate in Gatwick by more than 50 per cent, from 48 different destinations back then to current 74.