British Airways Predicts A Buzz At Gatwick This Bank Holiday Weekend
on: May 28, 2010, 12:55 pm
Author: British Airways
Airways' operations at Gatwick are gearing up for a bumper Bank
Holiday weekend as thousands of families jet off for half-term
airline's 3,000 Gatwick based staff, including 1,200 cabin crew,
will be working flat-out to operate more than 500 flights to and
from 50 long haul and European destinations over the four days
of the holiday weekend.
crew at Gatwick have ignored Unite's strike calls, so British
Airways flights from the UK's second busiest airport have been
Airways' long haul programme at Gatwick has grown this summer,
with 52 departures a week to 13 destinations. The most popular
destinations for families are Orlando and Tampa for holidays
in Florida. Other hotspots include flights to Male for romantic
in the Maldives, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic and
seven other Caribbean destinations.
Airways is officially the airline flying to more Caribbean islands
than any other carrier from the UK and until 10 June 2010 is offering
many Caribbean hotels with up to 25% off from good value lead
in properties through to five star resorts.
Airways is also one of Gatwick's most punctual operators. In March,
the airline recorded its best ever punctuality performance with
95 per cent of flights departing on time.
Peever, British Airways general manager at Gatwick, said: "British
Airways is really buzzing at Gatwick. We have a big flying programme
to a wide network, great punctuality and brilliant service.
operations are at full throttle this weekend as thousands of families
take advantage of the half-term holiday. Flights are extremely
full, and all our teams are looking forward to providing our customers
with the best possible service in the air and on the ground."
Airways currently operates to 37 European and domestic destinations
and 13 long haul destinations from Gatwick.
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