British Airways (BA) said it is launching a new service to Fort Lauderdale from 6 July 2017. It will be the airline’s third route from Gatwick to Florida, and its fourth service to the ‘sunshine state’.
One of the largest cities in Florida, which is situated just 28 miles north of Miami, Fort Lauderdale enjoys average year-round temperatures of 25 degrees and basks in 3,000 hours of sunshine every year.
The route will be served by a 777-200 aircraft operating three-days a week year round (four-a-week during peak summer).
Colm Lacy, British Airways’ head of commercial for Gatwick, said: “British Airways will now serve four Florida gateways, offering more seats from London to the sunshine state than any other carrier. It’s a city that boasts beautiful beaches, Venice-like waterways, an international yachting scene and world-class restaurants, and is also within easy reach of Miami, so customers can visit both destinations as part of a trip to the sunshine state.