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  • Joe Breitfeller

BA Euroflyer Receives Air Operator’s Certificate and Operating Licence

BA Euroflyer, the London Gatwick-based wholly-owned subsidiary of British Airways has reached a major milestone by receiving their own Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).


BA Euroflyer Airbus A320 - Courtesy British Airways

On Tuesday (December 6, 2022), British Airways announced that their wholly-owned London Gatwick-based LCC subsidiary, BA Euroflyer has received their own Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and Operating Licence from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). BA Euroflyer was launched on March 29, 2022, and operated last summer under British Airways’ AOC, serving over 30 destinations from Gatwick. The subsidiary operates in a similar way to the company’s existing subsidiary, BA Cityflyer, operating under the British Airways Brand and delivering the same premium service guests have come to expect. Having received their AOC, the airline can now begin transitioning aircraft, flight crew and cabin crew to the BA Euroflyer subsidiary. For summer 2023, BA Euroflyer will offer service from Gatwick to over 30 destinations, including Bari, Dubrovnik and Seville. Tickets are now available for booking with one-way fares from £39.


In Tuesday’s announcement, BA Euroflyer’s Acting CEO, Tom Stoddart, said,


“Receiving the AOC is a momentous day in the BA Euroflyer journey and is testament to the hard work of the brilliant teams that have worked closely with the UK Civil Aviation Authority on the AOC and Operating Licence applications, whilst also managing the ramp-up of a start-up airline during its first summer of operations.”


Over the next six months, 10 Airbus A320s and nine A321s will gradually be transitioned from British Airways’ mainline fleet to BA Euroflyer, with one A320, registration G-GATL, having already joined the BA Euroflyer fleet. Crew members will attend an Operator’s Conversion Course, in order to receive a formal license to specifically operate BA Euroflyer aircraft. Customers flying with BA Cityflyer from Gatwick will receive the same services as on British Airways' mainline such as a generous baggage allowance, complimentary water and snacks, free seat selection, frequent flyer benefits and lounge access. Club Europe (Business Class) guests will also enjoy a premium check-in area, lounge access and a complimentary gourmet meal and bar service onboard.



Source: British Airways

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