The airline is to resume flying from Gatwick to New York.

From May 1 a three-cabin Boeing 777 with 40 seats in Club World, 24 in World Traveller Plus and 216 in World Traveller will be put on the route from Gatwick to JFK.

It will make BA the only airline to offer flights to New York from all three of London’s main airports; Gatwick, Heathrow and London City.

Lynne Embleton, Managing Director at Gatwick, said: “New York is ever popular with holiday makers and business travellers alike. It’s also the one route that our Head of Commercial, Colm Lacy, and I get asked about most from colleagues, with people keen to see New York added to the BA schedule at Gatwick. I know New York will be a popular choice with the whole Gatwick team.

“We believe there is a strong demand for our BA product and we know we will need to offer competitive fares to be successful. It is the momentum of changes we are delivering at Gatwick that has enabled us to be fit to compete and launch our third new long-haul destination this year, following on the back of Peru and Costa Rica.”

Daily flights on the BA2273 will depart from Gatwick at 16:40 to make the Atlantic crossing, arriving into New York’s JFK airport at 19:30. The returning BA2272 will depart JFK at 22:00 and land back at Gatwick at 10:10 the next day.

Prices will start from £390 return in World Traveller, £893 in World Traveller Plus and £1,574 in Club World.