Partners in flight
GBAIR is growing its network and offering passengers more choice thanks to airline & service partnerships and the list is growing! We have a number of code share agreements, fifth freedom route rights and a regional operations partnership - offering a UK domestic network with more choice and connections than any other. We also use the Gatwick Connect service at our London hub to offer you even more choices even when interline agreements are not in place.
In 2016, GBAIR began a strategic alliance with Oman Air - offering both new code share and connection opportunities. In turn we will also take advantage of fifth freedom route rights and operate a Gatwick - Muscat - Sydney route. Our flagship Kangaroo route will operate every day - on board our Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
From Manchester, Oman Air introduced a daily flight to Muscat in May 2017 on it's Airbus A330 aircraft fleet and GBAIR has a code share agreement on this service.
Passengers arriving into Gatwick or Manchester from Muscat can connect to the GBAIR network. At Muscat, passengers can connect to the GBAIR Sydney service or code share routes with Oman Air to the following destinations:
Chittagong, Dhaka, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Jaipur, Kochi, Male, Kathmandu, Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Jakarta, Manila, Mashhad, Kuwait, Doha, Beirut, Khasab, Salalah, Sohar, Damman, Jeddha, Medina & Abu Dhabi.
New Partnership - Starting October 29th
GBAIR operates a daily flight from London Gatwick to Las Palmas Gran Canaria year round. From Las Palmas airport you can easily connect to the other Canary Island airports with local airline Binter Canarias.
From the start of this years winter IATA timetable on October 29th, GBAIR will have a code share and interline agreement in place with Binter Canarias. This will allow passengers travelling to Las Palmas on GBAIR flights to book onward connections to other Canary Island airports served by Binter Canarias.
Binter Canarias customers will be able to book onward connections from Las Palmas with GBAIR to London Gatwick, Manchester and our other UK destinations listed below. Furthermore, onward connections to the GBAIR intercontinental networks out of London Gatwick and Manchester can also be made - offering Binter Canarias customers a choice of over 120 worldwide destinations from the Canary Islands.
GBAIR operates flights to Las Palmas Gran Canaria year round from:
Manchester & London Gatwick
Between October and March:
Leeds Bradford, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Inverness, Humberside, Southampton, London Southend and Norwich.
From Las Palmas Gran Canaria, GBAIR customers can connect to Binter Canarias flights to the following destinations. Binter Canarias customers can book flights to London Gatwick & Manchester via Gran Canaria from these airports also.
El Hierro, Fuerteventura, La Gomera, La Graciosa, La Palma, Lanzarote, Tenerife North, Tenerife South.
From July 2017, GBAIR will commence a code-share agreement with Royal Brunei Airlines.
GBAIR will operate twice weekly services from Manchester and London Gatwick to Brunei - directly, in partnership with Royal Brunei Airlines. GBAIR Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft will be used on these flights.
Passengers arriving into Gatwick & Manchester from Brunei can connect to the GBAIR regional, short-haul and intercontinental network. At Brunei, passengers can connect to the following services operated by Royal Brunei Airlines under a code share agreement -
Melbourne, Surabaya, Kota Kinabalu, Manila, Jeddah, Seoul & Ho Chi Minh City.
In 2017, GBAIR entered a code share partnership with Air Greenland.
GBAIR operates 3 weekly services from London Gatwick to Kangerlussaq - Greenland's main international airport. Flights are operated on GBAIR aircraft carrying both GBAIR and Air Greenland flight numbers.
Passengers arriving into Gatwick from Greenland can connect to the GBAIR regional, short-haul and intercontinental network. At Kangerlussaq, passengers can connect to the following services operated by Air Greenland under a code share agreement -
Aasiaat, Ilulissat, Maniitsoq, Narsarsuaq, Nerlerit Inaat, Nuuk & Sisimiut.
One regional - is a wholly owned subsidiary of the GBAIR group, it currently operates point to point services on domestic routes within the UK and beyond as well as Government supported services/obligations under the Regional Air Connectivity Funding Scheme. In 2017, the airline will introduce regional jets and operate a number of services on behalf of GBAIR - using GB flight numbers. In October 2017, the operation of all GBAIR Embraer regional jets will be transferred to One regional.
London Gatwick is our main hub and we offer our most extensive network of destinations from here. Both Gatwick Airport & GBAIR recognize that many passengers have to "self-connect" when interline agreements between airlines do not exist. Changing terminals and worrying about baggage can be a stressful situation, that's why Gatwick offers a brilliant connecting service for passengers connecting to flights outside of interline agreements.
If you are connecting from a GBAIR flight to another GBAIR flight then your baggage is automatically transferred to your next aircraft. This is also the case if you are flying on a Regional One service - operated on behalf of GBAIR. All GBAIR flights operate from Gatwick's North terminal so there is no need to switch terminals!
Should you be arriving with GBAIR and connecting to a different airline or vice versa - you can use the Gatwick Connect service provided both airlines take part in the scheme. Simply collect your baggage (if any) from arrivals and report to the Connect desk, your bag will be labeled and dispatched to your next aircraft and terminal if applicable. You can then re-enter departures or transfer to a different terminal without worrying about baggage or needing to join check in lines for your next flight. The Connect desk will even issue boarding cards if required.
The following airlines are part of the Gatwick Connect scheme, together offering over 300 destination/connection possibilities:
Thomas Cook UK
If you are travelling on a GBAIR Business Class ticket we invite you to enjoy the facilities of our Executive Lounges (operated by our partners) at over 150 of our departure airports. You can find a list of these facilities listed on the bottom of the "Our Airports" section. Click HERE
Passengers travelling from London City to Dubai on our Elite Class service can enjoy the facilities at the Aloft London Excel both before departing or after arriving. Located just 5 minutes from the airport, transport is provided when pre-booked. Enjoy the relaxing Spa, Pool & Gym facilities.
All passengers travelling with a Business Class ticket may use the fast track security lanes at airports offering this facility
North Sea Oil Shuttle
ONEregional airlines (part of GBAIR) - operates a series of shuttle flights from Scatsta Airport in the Shetlands - North Sea Oil field.
These flights are operated in partnership with BP & Serco UK - who will be responsible for 40% of capacity on all services.
Flights are operated on the Viking Air Twin Otter DH6-400, perfect for short field operation in challenging conditions.
Scatsta is connected daily with Aberdeen, Bergen & Dundee - from Aberdeen and Dundee, onward connections to Manchester & London Gatwick can be made.