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British Airways Rolls Out Direct Flights From Oakland to London-Gatwick

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    British Airways is rolling out new non-stop flights from Oakland International Airport to London Gatwick Airport. The service will be available four days a week. (Published Tuesday, March 28, 2017)

    Bay Area travelers now have a new way to cross the pond.

    British Airways is launching new nonstop flights from Oakland International Airport to London Gatwick Airport. The service will be available four days a week.

    British Airways is not the first to make a foray into this route. In 2016, Norwegian Air debuted a direct flight from Oakland to Gatwick.

    This move does, however, make British Airways the first European airline to directly connect all three major Bay Area airports to London — totalling about 1,250 seats per day, the SF Gate reports. 

    People can fly daily aboard a 787 Dreamliner nonstop between San Jose Mineta International Airport and Heathrow Airport. Two direct flights a day also fly from San Francisco to Heathrow, according to the SF Gate. 

    Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is expected to be on-hand to welcome the first flight from Gatwick Airport on Tuesday afternoon.

    For more information, visit British Airways online.

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