British Airways is launching a new service to Fort Lauderdale – the airline’s third route from Gatwick to Florida, and its fourth service to the ‘sunshine state’.

One of the largest cities in Florida, which is situated just 28 miles north of Miami, Fort Lauderdale enjoys average year-round temperatures of 25 degrees and basks in 3,000 hours of sunshine every year.

The new route will be served from July 6, 2017 by a 777-200 aircraft operating three-days a week year round (four-a-week during peak summer) with each way fares from £189 available to book now on ba.comerage year-round temperatures of 25 degrees and basks in 3,000 hours of sunshine every year.

Colm Lacy, Head of Commercial for Gatwick, said: “British Airways will now serve four Florida gateways, offering more seats from London to the sunshine state than any other carrier. It’s a city that boasts beautiful beaches, Venice-like waterways, an international yachting scene and world-class restaurants, and is also within easy reach of Miami, so customers can visit both destinations as part of a trip to the sunshine state.

“More than 2.8 million international visitors head to Fort Lauderdale every year and we are confident this route will be a big hit with British tourists.”