The Points Guys - Tim Ramakers

Reports indicate British Airways is reviewing the possibility of ending all operations at London Gatwick Airport (LGW) permanently as a result of the continued falling demand due to the coronavirus outbreak. With fewer planes and fewer scheduled flights, the airline could make the difficult decision to move all Gatwick flights to London’s Heathrow (LHR) airport in order to protect its valuable Heathrow landing and take-off slots.

The CEO of BA’s parent company International Airlines Group (IAG), Luis Gallego, said last month: “Gatwick has some strategic value, but we need to be competitive there. This crisis is going to change the profile … of the demand. So we are analysing the different options.”

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