British Airways disclosed recently that it will be launching its new nonstop flights to Fort Lauderdale from London Gatwick effective July 6, 2017. UK’s national carrier is already operating flights from Orlando, Tampa and Miami from London. The new service is aimed at providing travelers from Florida increased options for travel to London.
The airline while providing details about the new schedule said that Flight BA2169 will make its departure from London Gatwick at 09:25 hours and reach Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport at 13:45 hours. The return Flight BA2168 will depart from Fort Lauderdale at 17:00 hours and arrive at London Gatwick at 06:30 hours next day.
British Airways will be deploying a Boeing 777-200 aircraft to serve the new Fort Lauderdale-London Gatwick route with thrice weekly flights. The airline also said that that it will however be serving the route with four-times per week flights during the peak summer season. The new Boeing 777-200 aircraft is configured with a total of 275 seats spread across three travel classes. The customers traveling in Business Class (Club World) cabin will be offered 48 seats with plush interiors and state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system. The aircraft’s Premium Economy (World Traveller Plus) cabin will offer 24 seats, while those booking Economy Class (World Traveller) tickets will be offered 203 seats.
It may be noted that British Airways has signed a joint business agreement with American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair aimed at reaping more benefits. The agreement will be advantageous for the members of the Iberia Plus, Executive Club and AAdvantage frequent flyer programs enabling them to earn and redeem miles/points on codeshare flights operated by the four carriers.
Meanwhile, British Airways has extended its codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines. The move will allow the customers of British Airways to use the extensive network of Alaska Airlines for making onward connections to seven additional airports in the United States, including Kahului, Kona, Honolulu, Orange County, Salt Lake City, Fairbanks, Idaho and Boise.