British Airways unveils new direct route from London Gatwick to major Canadian city

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With Canada celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, the North American country has enjoyed a surge of tourism as visitors flock to check out its breathtaking national parks and bustling cities.

Unsurprisingly, airlines and travel companies have had to up their game in order to meet the increasing demand – and now British Airways has just raised the stakes.

The airline is set to launch a new route to the vibrant city of Toronto in 2018, departing from London Gatwick’s south terminal.

This marks the first time British Airways is offering a route to Canada from Gatwick, although it already offers flights to Toronto from its London Heathrow base.

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The new route is set to take off in May 2018, and will feature three flights per week to give passengers plenty of flexibility for travel dates.

As for the fares, return flights from Gatwick will start from £453 – and they’re already available to book on the British Airways website here .

It’s not the only expansion the airline is making to its flight network.

In fact it’s also set to relaunch its service from London Gatwick to Las Vegas, which it had stopped back in 2015 – although the company has still been offering a direct service from London Heathrow.

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The new route will come back into effect in March 2018, with three flights a week departing from Gatwick’s south terminal.

Fares will start from £699 for direct return flights, and are already available to book here .

Sean Doyle, British Airways’ director of networks and alliances, said: “Gatwick has always offered a great range of long-haul destinations, but adding Toronto and Las Vegas to the summer schedule will take the number of transatlantic routes to 21, making Canada, the US and the Caribbean more accessible than ever before.

“It’s particularly exciting to be adding Canada to the list of places our customers will be able to explore from Gatwick, and we look forward to welcoming our Canadian customers in to London.”

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