London Gatwick improvements

British Airways

Photographed by Stuart Bailey.

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April 2017

There’s lots to see in our new home in the South Terminal at London Gatwick, including our luxurious lounges, a stylish new premium check-in and new self-service bag drop machines.

Lounge around in luxury

Enjoy our new and luxurious lounges at Gatwick's South Terminal. With sweeping views of the runway, the spacious First and Club Lounges feature improved dining, a bar, complimentary Wi-Fi, showers, washrooms and a kids’ zone. Stylish feature walls separate the area into dedicated spaces to work, relax or dine.

We're proud to let you know that we were more punctual than Ryanair and Easyjet on short haul departures from London Gatwick in 2016.*

New and exciting routes

You can now fly to more of your favourite destinations from London Gatwick, such as Fort Lauderdale, Oakland, Cape Town, Lima, Costa Rica and Limoges. We have also added extra services to Mauritius, giving you more options to escape and explore somewhere new.

  • Oakland Bay Bridge at night.


    Once a working-class haven, Oakland is now home to a vibrant, art and performance scene – and burgeoning waterfront – bolstered by a rich literary and social history for those looking to explore across San Francisco bay.£187 each-way

    Fly to Oakland
  • Sunset at Sunrise Beach in Fort Lauderdale.

    Fort Lauderdale

    Full of culture, you will find a more sophisticated crowd than in nearby Miami and an elegant bar scene – so indulge in a delicious cocktail along the waterfront.£207 each-way

    Fly to Fort Lauderdale
  • Steep climb in Peru.


    Peru is home to some of the most alluring experiences for travellers the world over. Its diverse landscape includes rugged coastline deserts, dense jungle and the spectacular heights of the Andes.£262 each-way

    Fly to Lima

A new check-in experience

Come and try our new stylish and discreet premium check-in.

If you’ve already checked in, you can beat the queues by going to one of our new self-service bag drop machines. All you have to do is scan your boarding card, tag your bags and drop them off. That way, you can spend more time doing what you want, like relaxing, having a bite to eat or a spot of duty free shopping.

  • Experience the new premium check-in, South Terminal London Gatwick. Photographed by Ben Stockley.

    Big plans...

    The improvements at London Gatwick are part of our investment of more than £5 billion worldwide in new aircraft, smarter cabins, elegant lounges and new technologies.

Speed into the airport

We’re now even closer to Gatwick's train station, so if you’d rather the train took the strain, you can get directly into the airport, and save money on parking. With so many trains going to Gatwick, including the Gatwick Express, you can get there quickly and easily.