Gibraltar International Airport will be serviced by an additional Wizz Air UK flight from London Luton in July. The new scheduled service on Wednesdays will complement the airline’s current twice-weekly flights (Mondays and Fridays).
The five international airlines flying to and from Gibraltar – one of the few destinations on the UK’s “green list” for non-essential travel – have been adjusting their schedules depending on evolving demand and restrictions.
BA CityFLyer inaugurated its new service London City Airport last Friday (11 June) after bringing forward the starting date; and on 5 June EasyJet launched the first direct connection between Gibraltar and Scotland. This followed Eastern Airways’ introduction of flights from Southampton and Birmingham in May. The fifth airline, British Airways, flies to Gibraltar from London Heathrow.
Welcoming the extra WizzAir flight, minister for business, tourism, transport and the port Vijay Daryanani said, “The addition of services by Wizz Air UK is great news, so soon after they resumed flying to Gibraltar from London Luton and since they started flying to Gibraltar in December of last year. The additional services show great confidence in Gibraltar and demonstrate the high demand there is for travel to the Rock.
“As Gibraltar remains on the UK’s green list of countries, we are seeing an influx of visitors by air and our hotels are very busy for this summer. The government’s commitment to the airline industry and to the tourism sector is evident, as we see more routes by more airlines at Gibraltar than ever before.”
Vijay Daryanani was also present at the airport to welcome the first BA CityFlyer flight, together with teams from the airport and Gibraltar Tourist Board, who presented arriving passengers with Visit Gibraltar branded gifts.
“This is the fourth new air service to Gibraltar and the third new airline that I am welcoming to Gibraltar International Airport in the last seven months,” he said. “Not only am I delighted to welcome BA CityFlyer to Gibraltar but also we are encouraged to see the airline starting their service earlier than planned. This shows their commitment to the destination.
“In addition, Gibraltar International Airport now has services to four London airports, as we open up Gibraltar to another catchment area. This government’s record on expanding air services is now outstanding and is there for all to see. Although this service is seasonal, I look forward to working with the airline to explore further opportunities.”
Updated Testing Protocols for Gibraltar Travel
Meanwhile, the government has updated its COVID-19 testing and self-isolation requirements for travel to Gibraltar. The changes, which came into effect on Sunday 13 June, include a pre-departure COVID-19 test requirement for a person travelling by air into Gibraltar who has not been fully vaccinated.
This requirement also applies to a fully vaccinated person who has been to a country or territory on the “red list” in the 10 days preceding their arrival in Gibraltar. In addition, air passengers are required to upload evidence of their negative pre-departure COVID-19 test or fully vaccinated status, as applicable.
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