Gatwick Airport

The Beeb reports that in Tuesday’s House of Keys, the Isle of Man’s economic development minister said he hopes the British Airways will make an announcement within the week.

It is anticipated the company will begin three flights a day between the island and London from March 2014. We look forward to hearing which airport British Airways will operate from as BA currently offers three weekend flights between London City Airport and the Isle of Man.

A British Airways aircraft landing

London City Airport

Mr Shimmin is reported to have said it will coincide with the end of Flybe’s Gatwick service. Flybe currently operates 26 flights per week to Gatwick from the island’s Ronaldsway airport. They will continue until 29 March 2014.

In May Flybe announced an end to its direct Isle of Man to Gatwick flights from April 2014 after it sold its slots at Gatwick to Easyjet for £20m.

This from the British Airways website, as at 17:20 hrs UK time. (For the latest information from BA go to the BA website on the link here.)

“British Airways has complied with a request from Heathrow Airport to reduce its flying schedule on Monday 28 October as a result of the severe forecast storms. 

The airport has instructed all airlines using Heathrow to reduce their schedules in the following manner on Monday:
Between 0600 and 1100 a 20 per cent reduction in the schedule has been applied
Between 1100 and 1600 a 10 per cent reduction in the schedule has been applied
Between 1600 and 2230 a 5 per cent reduction in the schedule has been applied
All of the agreed cancellations for British Airways are from the European and domestic networks. Other flights, still shown as operating, may suffer from delays.
All British Airways long-haul flights into and out of London Heathrow are currently planned to operate as normal, albeit there may be some delays due to the poor weather.”

BA recommends checking the status of your flight before leaving for the airport.

Heathrow flights reduced 28th October 2013

Stormy weather predicted

As at the time of writing Gatwick Airport are also recommending checking the status of flights before leaving for the airport.  The Gatwick website link here.  Also check whether Gatwick Express, Southern Railway and First Capital Connect services are running. As at the time of this article there are reports that neither Gatwick Express or Southern Railway services will be running early morning.

It would be a good bet to check the status of your flight whichever airport you are leaving from.