New Services from Gatwick Airport

New Services from Gatwick AirportGatwick Airport has made a lot of changes to its terminal buildings to improve every traveller’s airport experience. As the airport buildings and infrastructure keep improving and attracting new travellers, the airlines are adding exciting new choices of routes and services.

Take a look at the latest new routes and services…

British Airways has introduced a new First class service on four of its popular Caribbean routes from London Gatwick.

Customers flying to Barbados, Bermuda, St Lucia and Port of Spain in Trinidad can now enjoy the new British Airways premium cabin.

The Gatwick-based Boeing 777-200 aircraft with the new First cabin offers a 60 per cent wider seat, private wardrobes, personal electronic blinds and balanced privacy that creates an intimate experience.

British Airways also recently introduced food and drink enhancements in its World Traveller Plus premium economy cabin on all long haul flights from Gatwick.

Customers are now offered a welcome drink before take-off and the choice of two entrees from the Club World menu.

The dedicated World Traveller Plus cabin offers more privacy with larger seats, adjustable headrests, lumbar support and leg rests.

Colm Lacy, British Airways’ head of commercial Gatwick, said: “These are significant steps forward for our premium customers at Gatwick. The introduction of the new First cabin means our customers can enjoy the very best travel experience British Airways has to offer.

“Our World Traveller Plus customers are also benefiting from an upgraded food and drink service, offering them even more choice in our premium economy cabin”.

British Airways has holiday packages to the Caribbean offering the new First class cabin and World Traveller Plus cabin.

For reservations visit www.ba.com or call 0844 493 0758.

And there is more news of interest to people wishing to fly to the Caribbean, as Caribbean Airlines has launched new non-stop flights from Gatwick to Trinidad.

The service is between Gatwick Piarco International Airport, Port of Spain, Trinidad. It will fly four times a week. The airline will also operate a three weekly flight schedule to provide one-stop services via Barbados.

The service operates using a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with state-of-the-art cabins, including in-seat power and video plus flatbed business class seats.

To learn more visit www.caribbean-airlines.com

And Icelandair has announced that its route network will be expanded  in 2013 with services to Anchorage, Alaska. The company will also increase the frequency from two of its UK gateways, Glasgow and London Gatwick.

There will be two flights per week to Anchorage from 15th May to 15th September (Wednesdays and Sundays outbound, Mondays and Thursdays inbound). The strength of the company’s hub and spoke network will be utilised by adding this destination.  As a result, passengers travelling between the UK and Alaska will be able to enjoy a much shorter and less expensive way to travel.

Besides adding Anchorage as a destination, Icelandair’s frequency from Glasgow and London Gatwick will increase in 2013.  Starting 15th March Glasgow service will be increased to four times per week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays) with the addition of a Friday flight.  And Icelandair’s newest UK gateway, London Gatwick, will increase service starting 21st May to three times per week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays) with the addition of a Thursday flight.

Visit www.icelandair.co.uk for more information on flights and packages.

Incidentally, Gatwick has also recently attracted Korean Air, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Vietnam Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines and Air China.

To learn more about Gatwick Airport visit www.gatwickairport.com, or to improve your travel experience why not take a look at APH’s own low-cost Gatwick airport car parking and Gatwick airport hotels.

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