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BA 'looking to expand at Gatwick'

Fri, 08 Feb, 2008

British Airways (BA) is planning to expand services to long-distance destinations from London Gatwick Airport, it has been reported.

According to Bloomberg, chief executive of the firm Willie Walsh made the suggestion after stating that the airline wants to keep a number of flights at the airport.

The carrier had previously announced that three Boeing Co 777 planes would be moved to London Heathrow Airport to accommodate services to Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth.

"We see opportunities to expand at Gatwick. We're looking at how we can retain as many slots as possible," Mr Walsh is reported as saying in an interview in Brussels.

According to, British Airways Holidays is to launch a dynamic packaging project but is refusing to reveal any details as yet.

The firm is to partner AO to manage its website and Mr Evennet, project manager, said more information would be released in the "not too distant future".

Joe Evans

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