Pursuing the recent reopening of US borders for Brits, British Airways’ very first transatlantic flight from Gatwick took off earlier bound for Tampa, Florida.
The airline’s expert services to Tampa will function 3 periods a 7 days.
British Airways will also resume flights from Gatwick to well known family vacation-hotspot Orlando on Friday.
This is the very first time the airline has operated to these places, and to the US from Gatwick, since the commence of the Covid-19 pandemic in March final yr.
British Airways is preparing on operating to 23 US airports this wintertime, extra than any other transatlantic provider, with 246 flights a week from January.
As nicely as Tampa and Orlando from Gatwick, flights to substantially beloved towns Nashville and New Orleans will restart in December from Heathrow.
The airline’s A380s will also touch down in the US once once more, with the jumbo jet because of to start off running to Miami from Heathrow from December 5th, Los Angeles from December 9th and Dallas from March 27th.
Claire Bentley, controlling director of British Airways Holidays, stated: “Orlando and Tampa are amid our most well-liked destinations, so we know how a great deal our consumers are searching ahead to heading back.
“Florida is this sort of a various condition, so whether it is a relaxing beach holiday getaway, a theme park experience or an epic road journey, there’s a thing for each type of traveller.
“In addition, we’re presenting a extensive range of British Airways Vacations specials to match each individual spending plan.”