& Chartered flights to Banjul,
West Africa, are approximately 6 hours from London and
airports and you are unlikely to get jet lag as Banjul time is GMT.
A good time to fly is during the tourist season which runs
from October - April when a lot of tour operators
& travel agents have bulk booked seat allocations with the charter
airlines and the weather is much more tolerable.
The standard airline connections from the UK are charter
airlines with all year direct & regular departures from the airports
of London Gatwick,
Birmingham and during the tourist season includes
(Nottingham) East Midlands
and Glasgow. The busiest time for most international charter
to The Gambia from the UK operate over the winter holiday season in the
months - November, December (2013), January, February, March and April's spring break
(2014) - so this is the best time to buy an Economy Class cheap deal
for your flight.
of European countries have direct flights to 1 or 2 West African
airports, Dakar being the best choice, which can be used to make an
onward transit connection to Banjul (Yundum) Airport. You can board from
Flying from the
involves scheduled airlines which often connect with the flights from
Spain or Brussels. Another possibility, is to fly to Dakar in Senegal
and then catching an Air Senegal south to Banjul.
On some charter flights
all seats will have been pre-booked by the same tour
company, therefore the prices of fares for these flights
tend to be more costly than from other airports where
there is more competition. Sometimes you get the best
deal for Gambia by making a ticket reservation directly from the
airline, and at other times the
lowest prices can be found through an
online travel agency.
Banjul Airport Tax:
airport tax is normally included
in the cost of your air ticket for scheduled or charter.
Airlines flying to Gambia from the UK are
Brussels Airlines, Thomas Cook,
Royal Air Maroc, Viking Airways &
Tour operators uses Brussels airlines 4 weekly
connections from Copenhagen and Oslo via Belgium. From
Norway you can now connect from 11 destinations in
North American Airlines (ceased operations).
flight schedules to and from Banjul International Airport at
Carbon Offset Schemes:
Over the past decade climate change has hit the
headlines in a big way and increasing numbers of tourist
are concerned about off-setting their carbon emissions
from their return flights and to be more responsible
The way such schemes work is that you
contribute a relatively small sum of money which is
invested into schemes uses to for example plant trees or
promote greater energy efficiency.
It has become increasingly difficult to work out which company is
actually selling you your trip due to the various horizontal and
vertical alliances, takeovers and mergers over the years.
Consumer choice has been reduced for traveller's particularly in
Europe as independent travel agents have been marginalised.
[The above information should
not be relied upon to make any travel decisions. Seek advice
from your travel agent, tour operator or the carrier concerned].