British Airways Gives Up its Plans for a Gatwick LCC after Pilot Union Pushback

British Airways has given up its plans for its low-cost short-haul operations at Gatwick Airport due to pilot unions pushback.

BA was seeking a new approach at LGW to better compete with easyJet and other low-cost carriers.

BALPA and British Airways were unable to agree on a plan for Gatwick Airport (below).

The airline stated it was disappointed that pilots union BALPA had rejected its plan for the LCC subsidiary, which would have been British Airways branded.

BA will continue to use LGW mainly for domestic flights that connect to its long-haul flights.

The flag carrier will now pursue alternative uses for the London Gatwick airport slots.

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