Airport News

London Gatwick Airport gains Maldives route

Mon, 01 Jun, 2009

London Gatwick Airport passengers will be able to fly to the Maldives later this year.

British Airways has announced the launch of the new route, which will take to the skies for the first time on October 25th.

A BA service to Sharm El Sheik in Egypt from the hub will restart on the same day.

Three classes will be available on the Boeing 777 planes for both trips – World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World.

Commenting on the new offering, the organisation's head of UK and Ireland sales Richard Tams predicted they will be a "real winner" with customers.

"Both [are] perfect holiday destinations, known for their great beaches and fantastic diving. We're particularly pleased to be serving a completely new destination, the Maldives and returning to Sharm El Sheikh," he added.

Tickets went onsale on Friday (May 29th) and are available from BA's website and direct phoneline.

A number of airport parking options are available at Gatwick, including long and short-stay areas.

Joe Evans

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