British Airways is to close its Gatwick airport base indefinitely due to the coronavirus crisis.

The airline told staff based at the Sussex airport in a late-night email. 

A spokesperson said: “Due to the considerable restrictions and challenging market environment, like many other airlines, we will temporarily suspend our flying schedule at Gatwick.   

“We are contacting affected customers to discuss their options.”

Gatwick has long been BA’s secondary base, with fewer flights and more of a leisure focus than Heathrow.

The move reflects the reality that all BA’s scheduled services to and from Gatwick are cancelled until further notice.

Reported by Simon Calder of Independent. Full story-

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