Flights from Gatwick Airport to
of the charter flights from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Banjul
Airport BJL (Gambia, Yundum) operate during the winter months
of November, December 2017 through January, February, March and
to cover the Easter
Both the North & South Terminals are used by various internationally
bound aircraft. 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 which are:
• Gambia Experience charters
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 Boeing 757 aircraft from Gatwick Airport to Banjul International
in the Winter season with departures every Friday at 9:15 am between
05/11/2017 to 25/03/2018 and 01/04/2018 to 29/04/2018.
On Tuesdays the carrier departs between around the 02/11/2017
to 22/03/2018 and 29/03/2018 to 26/04/2018. 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
Sometimes the Gambia Experience lays on summertime flights between
Gatwick and Banjul International to provide for a growing demand
for travel to the UK from Yundum and for those departing the UK
on business to this part of the West Africa region.
Cook Airlines - Their outbound flights from Gatwick to Banjul
operate on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 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.
Fly - The airline operates a weekly flight to Banjul from
LGW on a Thursday between the ~ 6 November 2017 to 30 April 2018.
As a point of interest Thomson were the first UK operator to include
the country in its vacation destinations brochure back in the
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 for a 30 minute trip.
Cost Cutting Tip:
If 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 Madrid or 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
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 availability.