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British Airways increases frequency on the London Heathrow – Gibraltar Route for winter

File photo dated 25/10/2016 of British Airways planes on the runway at Heathrow Airport, as British Airways customers will be able to fly to their destinations during a 48-hour strike by cabin crew from next Tuesday although a small number of flights will be "merged", the airline said. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday January 6, 2017. See PA story INDUSTRY BA. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

British Airways have announced an increase in the number of services between London Heathrow and Gibraltar for the forthcoming winter 2018 season.

Starting on the 28 October, frequency will be increased from the existing nine per week in the winter period to 13, an increase of 44% in seat capacity, or 1,344 extra seats weekly.

The service will operate double daily except on Fridays, with lunchtime and late afternoon departures from Gibraltar on weekdays, and early and late afternoon departures on Saturdays and Sundays.

Gilbert Licudi, Minister for Tourism and Commercial Aviation, said: “This is great news and shows confidence in Gibraltar by British Airways in launching these additional four weekly services in the winter period, highlighting the demand that exists for seats year round.”

“These services will also open up connection possibilities all around the world with British Airways and airline partners via their London Heathrow hub, opening Gibraltar to the entire world with just one stop in London.”