Gatwick airport keeps its South Terminal closed for the time being. Airport CEO Stewart Wingate does not expect enough demand to justify a re-opening of the terminal, he told staff in a meeting, first reported by "Daily Telegraph".
While the airport consolidated traffic to its South Terminal in April, it switched operations to the North Terminal during the first Covid-19 wave.
Airlines, including British Airways, used South Terminal for short-haul flights. British Airways consolidated more short-haul flights at its main base London Heathrow and has only flagged a limited number of flights out Gatwick fpr the winter 2020/2021 season so far.
The chief executive of British Airways-owner IAG Willie Walsh said in May that his personal view was that the airline group should continue to have a presence at London's Gatwick Airport.
"I would like to see us continuing to have a presence at Gatwick but that's just a personal opinion, it's not going to influence the consultation that will take place," Walsh told investors on a call.
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