Written on 25th April 2018

British Airways' Gatwick to Toronto route set to take off

British Airways’ direct flight from Gatwick to Toronto will launch next week, with the service beginning on 1st May. The new flight, which will operate three times a week, will be British Airways’ first flight to Canada from Gatwick.

It is estimated that around 724,000 British nationals visit Canada each year. The flight timings are perfect for those looking to explore the city and maximise their time in Canada. The outbound BA2271 flight will depart at 11.35am from Gatwick, arriving in to Toronto at 2.25pm, giving customers time to explore the city or attend business meetings. The return flight operates overnight, leaving travellers with a full day before heading for the airport. It departs Toronto at 7.50pm and landing in to Gatwick at 7.55am the next day.

Customer travelling on the route will have the chance to experience the latest inflight products and cabins. Last month British Airways rolled out its first fully refreshed Boeing 777 aircraft with brand-new World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and World Traveller (economy) seats in new cabins – which will operate exclusively on long-haul routes out of Gatwick. Most the fleet is due to be refreshed by the end of winter 2018 with the remaining aircraft completed by summer 2019. As the number of aircraft with the new cabins increases, the number of times these aircraft operate on the Toronto route will also rise.

British Airways is in the midst of refreshing the cabins in its Gatwick long-haul fleet, including new World Traveller and World Traveller Plus seatings.

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Source: britishairways.com