London Gatwick Airport, a part of the VINCI Airports network since 2019, has expanded its long-haul flight options for passengers. Ethiopian Airlines will now offer a new service from Gatwick to Addis Ababa, allowing travelers to choose from 50 different destinations.
Passenger Choice Increases with New London Gatwick Routes
Starting from 21st November, this direct route to the capital of Ethiopia marks Gatwick’s return to connecting with Addis Ababa since 2006. With several new long-haul services launched this year, the airport has successfully reinstated over 80% of its pre-Covid long-haul routes.
London Gatwick has expanded its flight offerings, with Norse Atlantic introducing new routes to Miami, Boston, Kingston, Montego Bay, and Bridgetown. The airline’s growth continues following the launch of five US routes earlier this year. British Airways is also joining the expansion, with flights between London Gatwick and Accra, Ghana, starting in October. This new route follows the addition of flights to Las Vegas and Vancouver earlier in the year. Air Mauritius is set to commence daily flights to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in October. London Gatwick offers a wide range of long-haul travel options with destinations in the USA, Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
A Significant Milestone In Gatwick Airport’s Recovery
Jonathan Pollard, Chief Commercial Officer, London Gatwick said: “Returning to 50 long-haul routes is a milestone moment for London Gatwick. While we’re delighted to offer passengers such an expansive range of short-haul routes across Europe, we’re also proud to provide connections to an increasing range of destinations around the world.
“These services are vital not only for offering people across London and the South East an excellent choice of holiday locations, or for visiting family and friends, but also for supporting local and regional businesses. Whether that’s outbound trade or inbound tourism, growing London Gatwick’s long-haul network is crucial for economic opportunities across the region.
“We look forward to welcoming Ethiopian Airlines to London Gatwick. This is the latest in a number of carriers looking to operate long-haul routes from Gatwick, which further highlights the strong demand for slots at our airport.”
Gatwick Plans for a Better Future
Gatwick Airport in London is making strategic investments to ensure its long-term success. Recently, the airport’s proposal to utilize the Northern Runway regularly has been accepted for thorough examination by the Planning Inspectorate. This development plan aims to enhance operational efficiency and minimize delays. It will also contribute to the economic growth of both the nation and the region. By supporting trade and tourism and creating employment opportunities, Gatwick Airport’s sustainable expansion will positively impact the economy.