Flights from Gatwick Airport to
Most of the charter
flights from London Gatwick Airport
to Banjul Airport BJL (Gambia, Yundum)
operate during the
winter months of November, December 2013 through January, February, March and April
2014 to cover the Easter Holidays.
Both the North & South Terminals are used by various internationally
The days of availability of direct flights departing from Gatwick
to Gambia, West Africa, are
on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the high tourist
season. This is between the middle of October through to mid April.
There are 3 passenger airliners that run the
UK east Atlantic route on specified dates
charters Monarch Airlines
Note: you cannot directly book an airline seat from Monarch Airlines
but you would have to buy it in person through a travel agency or via online
reservations. The company flies Airbus A300 and
aircraft from Gatwick Airport to Banjul International in the Winter
season with departures
every Friday at 9:15 am between 05/11/2013 to 25/03/2014 and
01/04/2013 to 29/04/2014.
On Tuesdays the carrier departs at 07:55 am between
02/11/2013 to 22/03/2014 and 29/03/2013 to 26/04/2014. This gives you the option of embarking on
First Class or Economy seats to stay for durations varying outside the
standard 7 to 14 nights. As an illustration you it would be possible
to buy a seat to The Gambia on a Tuesday for 10 nights, then return to
London on a Friday. Another example is to board to Banjul
on a Friday for 11 nights and return to London on a Tuesday.
Furthermore stays of 10 to 11 days are currently only available.
outbound flights operate on
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from
Gatwick to Banjul and their ticket prices are different from their
inbound back on the same route. This makes it possible to depart for
other than 7 nights or two weeks. To illustrate the point you can book
a seat out to Gambia on a Wednesday for 9 nights and return on a
Friday, or leave the day before the weekend for 12 nights and come back on a Wednesday.
• Thomson Fly
airline operates a weekly flight to Banjul from LGW on a Thursday between the
~ 6 November
2013 to 30 April 2014. As a point of
interest Thomson were the first UK operator to include the country in
its vacation destinations brochure back in the late 1970s.
British Airways fly direct from London to Dakar in Senegal. From
here it is possible to board the air shuttle service operated by
Senegal's national carrier and costs about £100 for a 30 minute trip.
Cost Cutting Tip:
you are resident in the United Kingdom and are searching for a flight
during the summer period (low season) to Banjul then cheapest option
might be to consider flying your transit route via
Barcelona with a low cost airline rather than a direct link from LGW.
When flying to
Banjul (duration 5 hours 45 minutes) the check-in areas are on the
second floor of each terminal. To find your check-in zone, look up
your airline on the information screens near the
entrance. Check-in zones are clearly indicated by illuminated yellow
The maximum cabin baggage size is:
• 56cm (22in) tall
• 45cm (17.7in) wide
• 25cm (10in) deep.
[The above information should not be relied upon to make any travel decisions as
it may be subject to change. Seek advice from your travel agent, tour
operator or the carrier concerned]. Any above offers are subject to