Fly from Gatwick to Oakland in the Golden State with British Airways

British Airways have announced a new service from London Gatwick to Oakland International in California.

Photo courtesy of BA.com

Photo courtesy of BA.com

This is very exciting news for the premium service airline who will now be offering customers a new and exciting destination from the West Sussex airport. This also marks BA’s first service to California from Gatwick – which I am sure will appeal to the masses who look to visit nearby San Francisco (30mins by train) and everything else that the Golden State has to offer. Why not make a fly-drive out of it and cruise down the PCH? I would!

The new direct service will be served by a Boeing 777-200ER and will begin operation four-days a week for the Summer from March 28, 2017 and three-days a week in the Winter. The summer schedule is below:

Flight #: BA2279 (London Gatwick to Oakland International)
Days of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday + Saturday
Departs LGW: 10:20 (11:25 on Tuesday)
Arrives OAK: 13:15 (14:20 on Tuesday)

Flight #: BA2278 (Oakland International to London Gatwick)
Days of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday + Saturday
Departs LGW: 15:05 (16:10 on Tuesday)
Arrives OAK: 09:25 (10:30 on Tuesday)

To celebrate the launch of the service, fares are available from £189 each way based on a return trip in World Traveller (Economy), £448 in World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) and £998 in Club World (Business Class).

What do you think about the introduction of a new service to OAK?
Factoring in that Norwegian currently operate flights to OAK from London Gatwick, I say that a bit of competition never goes amiss. I’m really pleased by this new routing from British Airways and hope to fly on the route myself sometime next year.

Want to book your flight? Head to BA.com

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