British Airways drops Gatwick-Oakland route for winter

British Airways has announced plans to drop its flights between Gatwick and Oakland International Airport for the winter timetable 2018/19.

The carrier first launched flights to the San Fransisco Bay area airport in March 2017, shadowing the movements of rival Norwegian.

The last service for the summer season will be on 20 October, and despite reports of low passenger loads, BA says it will resume the route in March 2019.

To fill the gap left by the cancelled service, three of the ten weekly flights from Heathrow to Las Vegas are to be moved to Gatwick.

In a statement provided to Business Traveller the carrier said:

“We regularly review our schedule to ensure that we are flying to destinations popular with our customers, during the months they wish to fly. Oakland is a popular destination during the summer months, so the new schedule corresponds with customer demand.

“We’ll be using the slots and aircraft time to enable us to operate year-round flying to Vegas from Gatwick, and we’ll be adding three more flights a week to our schedule.”