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Gatwick to reopen south terminal as route network recovers

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This summer, Gatwick Airport travelers will have the option of flying to over 30 interesting long-haul destinations.

The airport’s south terminal will reopen this weekend, with new destinations including Bangkok, Quebec, and Islamabad.

Scoot, a Singapore Airlines subsidiary, is one of several airlines launching new long-haul routes from Gatwick in the coming months, with its three-weekly service to Bangkok (with an onward connection to Singapore) starting today.

Norse Atlantic, Gatwick’s newest airline, announced last week that it would commence economical long-haul operations this summer after securing coveted slots at the airport.

From May 2nd and May 11th, Air Transat will begin flying from Gatwick to Montreal and Quebec, respectively.

The new service from London to Quebec will be the only direct flight between the two cities.

From March 27th, British Airways will add a daily trip to Islamabad to its Gatwick operations, and its New York service will resume on May 28th, while Qatar Airways will begin its daily flight to Doha from Gatwick on June 5th.

Tickets are also on sale for a variety of other exciting long-haul routes from Gatwick, including Tampa, Phuket, Mauritius, and Doha, as well as destinations across Canada, the Caribbean, and Mexico, including Toronto, Vancouver, Cancun, Antigua, and Jamaica, operated by BA, TUI, WestJet, and Air Transat.

Gatwick is recommending travelers to arrive early as terminals may be busy beginning March 27th, and is also requesting that all passengers – regardless of airline – confirm the terminal they will be traveling from with their airline before arriving at the airport.

Stephanie Wear, vice president of aviation development, Gatwick Airport, said: “Adding the likes of Bangkok, Quebec, Montreal and Islamabad to the fantastic selection of long-haul routes from Gatwick is great news for our passengers, including tourists and businesses across the south-east.

“The additions of Scoot and Norse Atlantic to the Gatwick family highlights the importance of Gatwick to airlines and we are equally delighted to welcome Qatar Airways back to the airport this summer too.

“As we look to grow back following the impacts of the pandemic, we hope to be able to add more long-haul routes to our range of destinations and continue to reconnect people and places across the world.”

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