The elevated transatlantic schedule – as JetBlue provides a second day by day flight to New York from 31 October – is available in time for the height reserving interval forward of the Thanksgiving and Christmas vacation season. Stephanie Wear, VP of aviation growth, Gatwick Airport stated: “We are delighted to be constructing again our well-liked connections to North America publish the pandemic. It’s thrilling to have the opportunity to supply passengers extra selection as soon as once more, when travelling between Gatwick and the USA.
“We are already seeing huge demand for JetBlue’s Boston route which launched in August, while four daily options to New York speaks for itself. Both Orlando and Tampa are fantastic options for families, especially with Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary celebrations ongoing, and we hope to be welcoming more flights to US destinations very soon.”
Sky Crockford, Visit USA, stated: “We are thrilled to see travel between the UK and USA bouncing back post covid. The USA has always been hugely popular with holiday makers and families from the UK. There is so much on offer to see and do for every type of vacationer.”
This means London Gatwick passengers will now have much more selection when heading stateside, whether or not to get pleasure from New York’s world-famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, pattern the Black Friday gross sales, town’s multitude of Christmas markets or legendary Rockefeller Centre ice rink – or deal with the household to a once-in-a-lifetime festive journey to Disney World in Orlando.
JetBlue’s second day by day New York flight enhances its day by day Boston service, whereas British Airways and Norse Atlantic additionally fly day by day to the Big Apple. Passengers may also fly with BA to locations together with Orlando (11 occasions per week) and Tampa (5 occasions per week).
Last month, Gatwick introduced Delta Air Lines can be returning to the airport from subsequent April, with day by day flights to New York JFK. According to knowledge from Visit the USA, greater than 4.8million visits have been made by Brits to the USA in 2019, with 5 million forecast for 2024. Meanwhile, knowledge from Visit Britain exhibits 4.5 million Americans visited the UK in 2019.
The USA reopened its borders to absolutely vaccinated guests on 8 November 2021, with analysis from Travelport displaying that US-bound flights originating from the U.Ok. have been searched greater than US-bound flights from all different European international locations, mixed. Both Orlando and New York have been among the many hottest locations, whereas New York and Florida stay within the prime three hottest states for UK guests.